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  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 1
    ... CONTENTS PAGE ...3 1 ...11 2 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL STARTING AND OPERATING ...73 3 ...181 4 ...273 ...MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES ...439 8 ...447 9 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE INDEX ...457 10
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    INTRODUCTION CONTENTS Ⅵ Introduction ...4 Ⅵ Rollover Warning ...5 Ⅵ How To Use This Manual ...6 Ⅵ Warnings And Cautions ...8 Ⅵ Vehicle Identification Number ...8 Ⅵ Vehicle Modifications/Alterations ...9 1
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 4
    .... Before you start to drive this vehicle, read this manual. Be sure you are familiar with all vehicle controls, particularly those used for braking, steering and transmission and transfer case shifting. Learn how your vehicle handles on different road ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 5
    INTRODUCTION 5 NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored in the vehicle for convenient reference and remain with the ... warnings. When it comes to service, remember that your authorized dealer knows your vehicle best, has the factory-trained technicians and genuine Mopar௡ parts, and is ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 6
    ... severe or fatal injury. In fact, the U.S. government notes that the universal use of existing seat belts could cut the highway death toll by 10,... to die than a person wearing a seat belt. Always buckle up. HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL Consult the table of contents to determine which section contains the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 7
    INTRODUCTION 7 1
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 8
    ... found on a label located on the left front corner of the instrument panel pad, visible from outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This number also appears on the Automobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle. ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 9
    INTRODUCTION 9 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS WARNING! Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or death. 1
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    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS Ⅵ A Word About Your Keys ...14 ▫ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) ...14 ▫ FOB ... ▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder ...17 Ⅵ Sentry Key ...17 ▫ Replacement Keys ...18 ▫ Customer Key (FOB) Programming ...19 ▫ General ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 12
    12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE ▫ Programming Additional Transmitters ...25 ▫ Transmitter Battery Service ...25 ▫ General Information ...26 Ⅵ Remote Starting System - If Equipped ...26 Ⅵ Door Locks ...28 ▫ ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 13
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 13 ▫ Child Restraint ...60 Ⅵ Engine Break-In Recommendations ...69 Ⅵ Safety Tips ...70 ▫ Exhaust Gas ...70 ▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle ...71 ▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle ...72 2
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 14
    14 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system consists of a Fob with Integrated Key and a Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) with integral ignition switch. You can insert the double-sided integrated key into...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 15
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 15 Fob with Integrated Key (FOBIK) The Fob with Integrated Key operates the ignition switch. It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and a valet key, which stores in the rear of the Fob....
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 16
    .... If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the key in the ignition switch to warn you that this safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started and stopped, but the key cannot be removed until you obtain service. • For vehicles equipped with the ...
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    ... that are programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. The system will shut the engine off in two (2) seconds if someone uses an invalid Fob to start the engine. After turning the ignition switch to the ON position, the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will turn ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 18
    ...Key Immobilizer System is not compatible with aftermarket remote starting systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and loss of security protection. • Exxon/Mobil Speed Pass,™ additional Fobs, or any other transponder...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 19
    ... TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 19 location. This number is required for dealer replacement of Fobs. Duplication of Fobs may be performed at an authorized dealer or by using the Customer Key ... Indicator Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch OFF and remove the second key. ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 20
    ... THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: If a programmed key is lost, see your... systems memory. This will prevent the lost key from starting your vehicle. The remaining keys must then be... minutes. To Set the Alarm The alarm will set when you use the remote keyless entry transmitter to lock ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 21
    ... the driver's door key lock cylinder, will not set the alarm. To Disarm the System To disarm the system, use the remote keyless entry transmitter. If something has ...or through a key in the driver's door key cylinder. ILLUMINATED ENTRY The interior lights come on when you open any door. ...
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    22 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Inserting the Fob with Integrated Key into the ignition switch disables...doors. The turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on. Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First This ...
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    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 23 Flash Lights with Remote Key Lock This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash... Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to "Flash Lights with Remote Key Lock," under ЉPersonal Settings (Customer Programmable...
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    ... button a second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 mph (24 km/h) or greater. NOTE: • The interior lights will turn off if you turn ... to be less than 23 feet (7 meters) from the vehicle when using the transmitter to turn off the panic alarm due to the radio frequency ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 25
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 25 Programming Additional Transmitters Refer to SENTRY KEY "Customer Key (Fob...a programmed transmitter, contact your dealer for details. Transmitter Battery Service The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032 battery. NOTE: Perchlorate...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 26
    ... entry key fob which is part of your ignition key. In order to remote start your vehicle, the hood, liftgate, and... To remote start your vehicle, press the "Remote Start" button on the key fob twice within three seconds. To indicate that the vehicle is about to start, the parking lights will flash and...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 27
    ... enter the vehicle while the engine is running during a remote start, you must first unlock the vehicle using the "Unlock" button on the key fob. After ... transmission is moved out of P (Park). • The brake pedal is pressed. Once the vehicle has started, the engine will run for 15 ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 28
    28 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE The vehicle can be started remotely up to a maximum of two times. The vehicle is also allowed a maximum of one failed start, where the remote start sequence was initiated but the engine stopped cranking without starting. After ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 29
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 29 Power Door Locks The power door lock... If you press the door lock switch while the keys are in the ignition switch, and the driver's door is open...is closed, the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the keys are not inside the vehicle before closing the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 30
    30 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Automatic Unlock on Exit Feature - Only Available if Auto Lock ...Refer to "Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) - Customer Programmable Features" in Section 4 of this manual or see your authorized dealer. Child Protection Door Lock The rear doors...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 31
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 31 WINDOWS Power Windows The power window controls are located on the ... operates the front passenger/rear passenger door windows. The window controls will operate only when the ignition switch is in the ON or ACCESSORY position. 2 Power ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 32
    32 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Auto Down Both the driver and front passenger window switch has an "Auto Down" ... may trigger the auto reverse function unexpectedly during auto closure. If this happens pull the switch lightly to the first detent and hold to close the window manually.
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 33
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 33 WARNING! There is no anti-pinch ... switch on the driver's door allows you to disable the window control on the other doors. To disable the window ..., press the window lockout button. To enable the window controls, press the window lockout button again. ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 34
    34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence .... LIFTGATE To open the liftgate, pull up (squeeze) on the handle and lift. Manually unlocking the vehicle doors with the plunger or a key in the lock cylinder will not unlock the liftgate. ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 35
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 35 Liftgate Flipper Glass The liftgate flipper glass is also unlocked when the liftgate is ... is open. 2 WARNING! Driving with the flipper glass open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your passengers could be injured by these ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 36
    36 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Power Liftgate - If Equipped The power liftgate may be opened manually or by using the button on the remote keyless entry transmitter.... the liftgate only. This button cannot be used to open the liftgate. When the remote keyless entry transmitter...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 37
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 37 NOTE: • If anything obstructs the power liftgate while it ...closed or open position, provided it meets sufficient resistance. • There are also pinch sensors attached to the side of the liftgate. Light pressure anywhere along these strips will cause ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 38
    ... KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into ... all windows are closed, and the climate control blower switch is set at high speed. DO NOT use the recirculation mode. Gas props support the liftgate in the open position. However,...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 39
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 39 WARNING! In a collision, you and your ... worst injuries happen when people are thrown from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of ejection and the... prevent injuries. Lap/Shoulder Belts All seating positions in your vehicle have combination lap...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 40
    40 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous...slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to ...Belt Operating Instructions 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and adjust the seat. 2....
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 41
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 41 3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a "click." 2 Latch Plate Latch Plate To Buckle
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    42 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! A belt that is buckled into the ... belt. The lap and shoulder belt are meant to be used together. 4. Position the lap belt across your ...can increase the risk of injury in a collision. The belt forces won't be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 43
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 43 5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is ... for cuts, frays, or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after an accident if they have been ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 44
    ...to remove any slack in the shoulder belt. When To Use The Automatic Locking Mode Anytime a child safety seat is installed in a second or third row seating position. Children 12 years old and under should be properly restrained in a rear seat whenever possible....
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 45
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 45 How To Use The Automatic Locking Mode 1.... belt and retractor assembly must be replaced if the seat belt assembly "automatic locking ... properly when checked according to the procedures in the Service Manual. • Failure to replace the belt and retractor ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 46
    46 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Seat Belt Pretensioners The driver and front... airbags and pretensioners, they must be replaced. Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert) If ... been buckled within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle and if the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 47
    ... to the OFF position, and buckle the driver's seat belt. 2. Turn the ignition key to the ACCESSORY/RUN position (engine does not need to be running), and wait for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off. 3. Within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle, unbuckle and then re...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 48
    48 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Seat Belt Extender If a seat ... authorized dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This extender should be used only if the existing ... Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) WARNING! Using a seat belt extender when not needed can ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 49
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 49 This vehicle has airbags for both the driver and right front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint systems. The driver's front airbag is mounted in the steering wheel. The passenger ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 50
    50 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • Do not put anything on or around the front airbag covers or attempt to manually open them. You may damage the airbags and... cause serious injury during inflation. NOTE: Do not use a clothing bar mounted to the coat hooks in this ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 51
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 51 Here are some simple steps you ... because the vehicle is crowded, move the seat as far back as possible, and use the proper child restraint.... should read the instructions provided with your child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly. 2....
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 52
    ... Passenger Airbag • Side Curtain Airbags above Side Windows • Side Remote Acceleration Sensors • Driver Side Seat Track Position Sensor • Steering ... Wiring • Knee Impact Bolsters • Front Acceleration Sensors • Driver and Front Passenger Seat Belt Pretensioners
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 53
    ...TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 53 How The Airbag System Works • The Occupant Restraint Control (ORC...A single chime will sound if the light comes on again after initial start up. 2 WARNING! Ignoring... you in a collision. If the light does not come on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 54
    54 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • The Driver and Passenger Airbag/... way, the airbags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle. • The Side Impact SRS Side ... certain side or rollover collisions. When the Occupant Restraint Control Module (ORC) detects a collision requiring ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 55
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 55 • The Knee Impact Bolsters help ... by-product of the process that generates the nontoxic gas used for airbag inflation. These airborne particles .... If these particles settle on your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer's instructions for cleaning....
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 56
    ... door locks will unlock automatically. The hazard lights will flash and the fuel will be cut off to the engine. In addition, after the vehicle has ... lit until the ignition switch is turned off. NOTE: The interior lights can only be deactivated if the key is removed from the ignition switch or the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 57
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 57 Maintaining Your Airbag System WARNING!...dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/ perchlorate Airbag Warning Light You will want to have the airbag system ready... any of the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system promptly: • Does not come on...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 58
    58 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Event Data Recorder (EDR) ... NOTE: • A near-deployment event occurs when the airbag sensor detects severe vehicle deceleration usually ... complete accident investigation, the electronic data may be used by DaimlerChrysler Corporation and others to learn ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 59
    ...) • Impact acceleration and angle • Seat belt status • Brake status (service and parking brakes) • Accelerator status (including vehicle speed) • Engine control status (including engine speed) • Transmission gear selection 2 ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 60
    60 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • Cruise control status • Traction/stability control status • Tire pressure monitoring system status Child Restraint Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the time - babies and children, too. Every state in ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 61
    ... weigh up to about 20 lbs (9 kg). "Convertible" child seats often have a higher weight limit ... must NEVER be used in the front seat of a vehicle with the front passenger airbag unless the airbag is turned ... facing infant restraint should only be used in a rear seat. A rearward facing infant restraint ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 62
    ...is equipped with a cinching latch plate. The second and third row seating positions have automatic locking retractors. Both types of... with time, so check the belt occasionally and pull it tight if necessary). For the second and third row seat belts with the automatic locking retractor, pull the belt ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 63
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 63 is too close to the belt path opening on the restraint. ...Buckle the child into the restraint exactly as the manufacturer's instructions tell you. • When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 64
    ... THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE belt-positioning booster seat. The child and ... enough to bend over the front of the seat when their back is against the seat back, should use the... and Tether for CHildren) Your vehicle's second row seat is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 65
    ... belt for the outboard position, but you must use the vehicle's seat belt at the center position. If your child restraints are ... install the child restraints using the vehicle's seat belts. Please refer to the next section for typical installation instructions. Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 66
    66 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE install the child restraint. You will ...run your finger along the intersection of the seatback and seat cushion surfaces. Tether Strap Mounting Latch ..., there are tether strap anchorages behind each rear outboard seating position located on the back of ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 67
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 67 hook for attachment to the tether strap ... downward into the seat, removing slack in the straps according to the child restraint manufacturer's instructions. WARNING! ... so that it is not necessary to use a locking clip. If the seat belt has a cinching ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 68
    68 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE If the seat belt has an automatic locking ... Locking Mode" earlier in this section. In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the lap/shoulder belt on...strap: Tether Strap Mounting Route the tether strap over the seat back and attach the hook to ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 69
    ...KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 69 For the outboard seating positions, route the tether over ... installed in the engine at the factory is a high quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil changes... during panic braking or in a collision. Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 70
    70 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A new engine may consume some oil during its first few thousand miles (kilometers) ...of the break-in and not interpreted as an indication of difficulty. SAFETY TIPS Exhaust Gas • Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 71
    ... turned on. If the bulb is not lit during starting, have it replaced. If the light stays on or comes on while driving, have the system checked ... mode and place the blower control on high speed. You should be able to feel the air directed against the windshield. See your authorized dealer for service ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 72
    ...KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle Tires Examine ...Check wheel nuts for tightness and tires (including spare) for proper pressure. Lights Have someone observe the operation of all exterior lights while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 73
    ...'s And Front Passenger Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror - If Equipped ...80 ▫ Power Remote Control Outside Mirrors - If Equipped ...80 ▫ Heated Remote Control Mirrors - If Equipped ...81 ▫ Lighted Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped ...81 Ⅵ Hands-Free Communication (...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 74
    ... Adjustment ...108 ▫ Front Seat Adjustment - Recline ...108 ▫ Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment ...109 ▫... Seat ...113 ▫ 50/50 Third Row Folding Seat - If Equipped ...117 Ⅵ Driver Memory... Close The Hood ...123 Ⅵ Lights ...124 ▫ Multi-Function Control Lever ...124 ▫ Battery Saver Feature...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 75
    ... ...129 ▫ Headlight Time Delay ...129 ▫ Interior Lights ...130 ▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights ...130 Ⅵ Windshield Wipers And Washers ...131 ▫ Mist ...132 ▫ Speed Sensitive Intermittent Wiper System ...132 ▫ Rain Sensing Wipers-If ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 76
    76 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Ⅵ Electronic Brake Control System ...139 ▫ ABS (Anti-Lock ... System) ...139 ▫ TCS (Traction Control System) ...140 ▫ BAS (Brake Assist System) ...141 ▫ ... Sway Control) ...147 ▫ HSA (Hill Start Assist) (4WD Models With NV245 Two-Speed Transfer ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 77
    ...a Single HomeLink௡ Button . . 164 ▫ Security ...164 ▫ Troubleshooting Tips ...164 ▫ General Information ...165 Ⅵ Power Sunroof - If Equipped ...165 ▫ Opening Sunroof ... Operation ...168 ▫ Sunroof Fully Closed ...168 Ⅵ Command-View™ Skylights - If Equipped ...168 Ⅵ ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 78
    ... should be adjusted while set in the day position (toward windshield). Automatic Dimming Mirror - If Equipped This mirror automatically ... annoying headlight glare from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light next to the button ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 79
    ...and farther away than they really are. Relying too much on your passenger side convex mirror could cause you to collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle seen in the passenger side convex mirror. Some vehicles will not have a ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 80
    ... mirror switch and will automatically adjust for annoying headlight glare when the inside mirror does. Power Remote Control Outside Mirrors - If Equipped The power ... the same direction you want the mirror to move. Use the center off position to guard against accidentally moving ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 81
    ... Feature. Refer to "Driver Memory Seat" in this section for details. Heated Remote Control Mirrors - If ... is activated whenever you turn on the rear window defrost. Lighted Vanity Mirrors - If .... Lift the cover to reveal the mirror. The light will turn on automatically. Lighted Vanity Mirror 3 Sun ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 82
    ... a phone number with your cellular phone using simple voice commands (e.g., ЉCall" ѧ "Mike" ѧ"WorkЉ or ЉDial" ѧ "248-555-1212Љ). Your cellular phone's ... audio system; the system will automatically mute your radio when using the UConnect™ system. NOTE: The UConnect™ system use ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 83
    ...are described in the "Operation" section. The UConnect™ system can be used with any HandsFree Profile certified Bluetooth™ cellular... cellular phone supports a different profile (e.g., Headset Profile) you may not be able to use any UConnect™ features. Refer to your cellular service provider or ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 84
    ...ID on certain radios. Operation Voice commands can be used to operate the UConnect™ system and ...another prompt. • For certain operations, compound commands can be used. For example, instead of saying ЉSetupЉ... for it. For example, you can use the combined form voice command ЉPhonebook New Entry...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 85
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 85 Help Command If you need assistance at any ...begin with a press of the "Phone" button on the radio control head. Cancel Command At any prompt, after ...cellular phone owner's manual. The UConnect™ website may also provide detailed instructions for pairing...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 86
    ...time, only one cellular phone can be in use, connected to your UConnect™ System. The priority... system to know which cellular phone to use if multiple cellular phones are in the vehicle... 5 phones are present in the vehicle, the UConnect™ system will use the priority 3 cellular phone when you make...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 87
    ..."Phone" button to begin. • After the ЉReadyЉ prompt and the following beep, say ЉPhonebook New Entry.Љ • When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of long names helps the voice recognition and it is recommended. For example, say ЉRobert SmithЉ or ЉRobertЉ instead of ЉBob.Љ • ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 88
    ... (OBEX). Please see your phone owners' manual for specific instructions on how to send these entries from your phone. NOTE: • Phone handset must support Bluetooth OBEX .... Please see your phone owners' manual for specific instructions on how to drop the Bluetooth connection. • If the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 89
    ... number you just edited, or return to the main menu. ЉPhonebook EditЉ can be used to add another phone number to a name entry that already exists in the...home number, but you can add John Doe's work number later using the ЉPhonebook EditЉ feature. Delete Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook NOTE:...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 90
    90 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE from the list, press the ЉVoice RecognitionЉ button while the UConnect™ system is playing the desired entry and say ЉDelete.Љ • After you enter the name, the UConnect™ system will ask you which designation you wish to delete, home, work, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 91
    ... through the UConnect™ system. Check with your cellular service provider for the features that you have. Answer ... tones for call waiting that you normally hear when using your cell phone. Press the 'Phone'...compatible phones in market today do not support rejecting an incoming call when another call ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 92
    92 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE entry you wish to call. The first call will be on hold while the second call is in progress. To go back to the first call, refer to ЉToggling Between Calls.Љ To combine two calls, refer to ЉConference Call.Љ Place/Retrieve a Call from Hold To put a...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 93
    ... call on UConnect™ system after the vehicle ignition key has been switched to off. Call continuation ...be any one of three types: • After ignition key is switched off, a call can continue on... transfer of the call to the mobile phone. • After ignition key is switched to off, a call can continue on...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 94
    .... After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and voice commands will be in that language. NOTE: After every UConnect™ language change operation, ... and the UConnect™ system will instruct the paired cellular phone to call the emergency number. This feature is only supported in the USA. NOTE...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 95
    ...that for the cell phone directly. Your phone must be turned on and paired to the UConnect™ system to allow use of this vehicle feature in emergency ... to the 24-Hour "Towing Assistance" coverage details in the Warranty information booklet and on the 24-Hour Towing Assistance Card...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 96
    ... You can use your UConnect™ system to access a voicemail system or an automated service, such ... numbers, followed by ЉSendЉ is also to be used to navigate through an automated customer service center menu ... and issue your voice recognition command immediately. For example, if a prompt is playing ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 97
    ... you of your phone and network status when you are attempting to make a phone call using UConnect™. The status is given for roaming, network signal strength, phone battery strength, etc. Dialing Using the Cellular Phone Keypad You can dial a phone number with...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 98
    ... to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth™ connection between a UConnect™ paired cellular phone and the UConnect™ system, then follow the instruction described in your cellular phone user's manual.
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 99
    ..." a paired phone. Select another Cellular Phone This feature allows you to select and start using another phone with the UConnect™ system. The ...have been previously paired to the UConnect™ system that you want to use it with. • Press the "Phone" button to begin. • After the Љ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 100
    ... users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizing their voice commands or numbers, the UConnect™ system Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this training...Recognition" button and say ЉSetup, Voice TrainingЉ command. Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 101
    ...than you is speaking during a voice recognition period. • Performance is maximized under: • low-to-medium blower setting, • low-to-medium vehicle speed, • low road noise, • smooth road surface, • fully closed windows, • dry weather condition. • Even though the system is designed for...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 102
    ..., some shortcut dialing number combinations may not be supported. • In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be .... Power-Up After switching the ignition key from OFF to either ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you must wait at least five (5) seconds prior to using the system.
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    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 103 3
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    104 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
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    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 105 3
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 106
    ... VEHICLE Primary zero one two three four five six seven eight nine star (*) plus (+) pound (#) add location all Voice Commands Alternate(s) Voice Commands Primary Alternate(s) call cancel confirmation prompts. continue delete dial download edit emergency English erase all Espanol Francais help ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 107
    ... pager pair a phone phone pairing phonebook previous record again redial Voice Commands Alternate(s) pairing phone book Voice Commands Primary Alternate(s) return to main menu return or main menu select phone select send set up phone settings ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 108
    ... cause undesired operation. SEATS Front Manual Seat Adjustment Move the seat forward or rearward using the adjustment bar. Lift up on the bar located on the front... movement of the seat could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be properly adjusted and you could ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 109
    ... with seats and seat belts. • Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly. Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment The manual lumbar support adjustment lever is located on the right side of the driver's seat and on the left side of the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 110
    ... the outboard side of the driver's seat lower side trim. The bottom switch controls up/down, ...the outboard side of the passenger seat lower side trim. The bottom switch controls forward/rearward adjustment. The top switch controls the seatback recline adjustment. NOTE: The 4 - way seat does not have ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 111
    ... VEHICLE 111 center of the instrument panel. After turning on the ignition, you can choose from High, ... side of each switch indicate the level of heat in use. Two LEDs are illuminated for high, one ...back. The front driver and passenger seats are heated. The controls for each heater are located near ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 112
    ... because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise care when using the seat heater. It may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 113
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 113 40/20/40 Second Row Folding Seat Fold and Tumble Second Row Seat The left, center, or right side of the second row seat can be lowered to allow for extended cargo space, and still maintain some rear seating room. 1. Pull ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 114
    ... row seats are only intended to be tumbled for entry and exit to the third row seat. Failure to follow these instructions could result in personal injury. Fold and Tumble Seat NOTE: If sitting in the third row seat, pull rearward on the release strap located at the rear of ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 115
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 115 Folding Middle Seatback (Second Row Seat) 1. Pull the release strap. 3 Release Strap Release Strap
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 116
    116 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 2. Lower the center seatback. Center Seat Armrest (Second Row Seat) - If Equipped The second row center seat may be equipped with a armrest. Pull strap to lower armrest. Folding Center Seatback Armrest (Second Row Seat)
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 117
    ... Seat - If Equipped To Lower Rear Seat Either side of the third row seat can be lowered to allow for extended cargo space, and still maintain some rear seating ...release handle (toward rear of vehicle), and lower the seatback using the pull strap. 3 Seatback Release Handle 3. Close the...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 118
    ... buttons 1 and 2 on the driver's door panel can be used to recall the driver's seat, driver's outside mirror, adjustable brake and accelerator pedals, and radio station preset settings. Your Remote Keyless Entry transmitters can also be programmed to recall ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 119
    ... button and store a new one. 1. Insert the ignition key and turn the ignition switch to the ON position. 2. Press the driver door...Adjust the driver's seat, recliner, and driver's side view mirror to the desired positions. 4. Adjust the brake and accelerator pedals to the desired positions. 3 Driver...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 120
    ... step must be performed within 5 seconds if you desire to also use a Remote Keyless Entry transmitter to recall memory positions. 9. Press..."Lock" button on one of the transmitters. 10. Insert the ignition key and turn the ignition switch to the ON position. 11. Select ЉRemote Linked to MemoryЉ in ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 121
    ... press memory button number 2 on the driver's door or the "Unlock" button on the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter linked to memory position 2. A... Disable A Transmitter Linked to Memory 1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and remove the key. 2. Press and release memory button number 1. The...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 122
    ...approximately 2.5 inches (60 mm) if the starting position of the seat is greater than or equal to 2.67 ...60 mm) when the key is placed into the ignition and turned out of the LOCK position. • The seat... to the memory/driving position when the key is placed into the ignition, and turned out of the LOCK...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 123
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 123 NOTE: The Easy Entry Easy Exit feature is not enabled when the vehicle is delivered from the factory. The Easy Entry Easy Exit feature is enabled (or later disabled) through the programmable features in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 124
    .... Be sure all hood latches are fully latched before driving. LIGHTS Multi-Function Control Lever The multi-function control lever controls the operation of the headlights, turn signals, headlight beam selection, instrument panel light dimming, passing light, interior ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 125
    ...OFF position, the battery saver feature will automatically turn off the exterior and interior lights .... Headlights and Parking Lights Turn the end of the multi-function control lever to the first ... for parking light operation. Turn to the second detent for headlight operation. Turn to the third detent...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 126
    ... - If Equipped Turn the end of the multi-function control lever to the third detent to activate ... control lever in the A (Auto) position, the headlights will turn on and off based on the surrounding light... increased forward lighting at night by automating high beam control through the use of a digital...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 127
    ... VEHICLE 127 NOTE: If the windshield or SmartBeam mirror is replaced, the SmartBeam mirror must .... Instrument Panel and Interior Lights When the multi-function control lever is in the parklight, headlight... console, radio, and Automatic Climate Control (if equipped) is obtained by rotating the center...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 128
    ... is not in the P (Park) position. The lights remain on until the ignition switch is turned OFF or the parking brake is engaged. The headlight switch must be used for normal night time driving. Lights-On Reminder If the headlights or parking ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 129
    ... flash to show proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights. You can signal a lane change by moving the lever partially up... You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by lightly pulling the multi-function control lever toward the steering wheel. This will ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 130
    ... and a rear cargo light. Opening a door or turning the center of the multi-function control lever to... turned on by pressing the recessed area of the lens. To turn these lights off, press the recessed area of...located above the rear doors. Each light can be turned on by pressing the front recessed area ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 131
    ...by a switch in the right side control lever. Turn the end of the control lever to select "Lo," "Hi," or one of the five speed sensitive intermittent windshield wiper speeds. Refer to "Speed Sensitive Intermittent Wiper System" in this section. For information on...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 132
    ... operate for several wipe cycles, then turn off. Mist Use this feature when weather conditions make...Pull down and release the control lever for a single wiping cycle. Speed Sensitive Intermittent ...during freezing weather, warm the windshield with the defroster before and during windshield washer use....
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 133
    .... • The rain sensing feature may not function properly when ice, or dried salt water is present on the windshield. • Use of Rain-X௡ or products containing wax or silicone may reduce rain sensor performance. • A customer programmable feature in ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 134
    ... until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), or the shift ... or shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping control handle is located below the steering wheel ... Column To unlock the steering column, push the control handle downward (toward the floor). To tilt ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 135
    ... the driver to lose control of the vehicle. 3 ADJUSTABLE PEDALS - IF EQUIPPED This feature allows both the brake and accelerator pedals to move toward the driver ...of driver comfort for steering wheel tilt and seat position. The position of the brake and accelerator pedals can be...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 136
    ...adjusted when the system is locked out ("Adjustable Pedal Disabled - Cruise Control Engaged" or "Adjustable Pedal Disabled - Vehicle In ... the adjustable pedal's path. ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED When engaged, this device takes over accelerator operations at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 137
    ... before pressing the SET lever. 3 Electronic Speed Control Switch To Activate Push the ON/OFF button. The CRUISE indicator in the instrument cluster .... To turn the system OFF, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The CRUISE indicator will turn off. The system should be turned OFF when not in use.
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 138
    ... UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To Deactivate A soft tap on the brake pedal, pulling the speed control lever towards you "CANCEL", or normal brake or clutch pressure while slowing the vehicle will deactivate speed control without erasing the set speed memory....
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 139
    ...it may be preferable to drive without speed control. ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM Your vehicle is ... (Hill Start Assist) and HDC (Hill Descent Control). ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)...vehicle control under adverse braking conditions. The system controls hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lock-...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 140
    ... surfaces during braking. Refer to "Anti-Lock Brake System" in Section 5 of this manual for more information about ABS. TCS (Traction Control System) This ... wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine power is reduced to provide ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 141
    ... in the best BAS assistance. To receive the benefit of the system, you must apply continuous braking pressure during the stopping sequence (do not "pump" the brakes). Do not reduce brake pedal pressure unless braking is no longer desired. Once the brake ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 142
    ... rate of change of the steering wheel angle and vehicles speed are sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it then applies the brake of the appropriate wheel and may also reduce engine power to lessen the chance that wheel lift will ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 143
    ...understeering of the vehicle by applying the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or understeer condition. Engine power may also be reduced to help the vehicle maintain the desired path. ESP uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle path intended by the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 144
    ... accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces,...range and in 2WD vehicles. Whenever the vehicle is started or the transfer case (if equipped) is shifted.... This mode should be used for most driving situations. ESP should only be turned to "Partial...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 145
    .... NOTE: To improve the vehicle's traction when driving with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand, or gravel, it may be...seconds when the vehicle is stopped and the engine is running. After 5 seconds, the "ESP/TCS Indicator Light" will illuminate, and the ЉESP OFFЉ message will appear in ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 146
    ...limited slip" feature described in the TCS section, are turned off until the vehicle reaches a speed of 40 mph (64 km/h)....provide the stability feature at speeds above 40 mph (64 km/h). The "ESP/TCS Indicator Light" will always be illuminated when ESP is off. To turn ESP on again, momentarily depress...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 147
    ...for offroad use only. TSC (Trailer Sway Control) TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize an excessively swaying trailer and will take the appropriate actions to ...stop the sway. The system may reduce engine power and apply the brake of the appropriate wheel(s) to counteract the sway ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 148
    ...is designed to assist the driver when starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a ...roll down the hill. The system will release brake pressure in proportion to amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in the intended ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 149
    ... may occur. This could cause a collision with another vehicle or object. Always remember the driver is responsible for braking the vehicle. Towing with HSA HSA will provide assistance when starting on a grade when pulling a trailer. 3
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 150
    ... YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • If you use a trailer brake controller with your trailer, your trailer... without putting the transmission in P (Park) and using the parking brake, it will roll down the hill and ...another vehicle or object. Always remember to use the parking brake while parking on a hill, and ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 151
    ... enabled properly, the message "HILL DESCENT CONTROL" will appear in the EVIC and the light in the switch will be illuminated. HDC will automatically apply the brakes to control downhill speed when necessary. HDC has the capability to sense terrain
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    ... can be overridden with brake application to slow the vehicle down below the HDC control speed. Conversely, ...increase vehicle speed in the usual manner. When either the brake or the accelerator is released, HDC will control the vehicle ... vehicle speed. ESP/BAS Warning Lamp and ESP/TCS Indicator Light ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 153
    ... the ESP or the BAS system, or both. If this light remains on after several ignition cycles,... authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem diagnosed and corrected. NOTE: • ЉThe ЉESP/... System will be ON even if it was turned off previously. • The ESP Control System will make buzzing ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 154
    ... THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Rear Park Assist Sensors The four Rear Park Assist ... fascia, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is within the sensors' field of view. The monitored area seems ... display will turn ON all of its LEDs for about 1 second. Each side of the warning display has 6 yellow ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 155
    ...THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 155 The system dimly illuminates the two outer most yellow LED's when it is ON and detecting no obstacles. The following chart shows the warning .... (15 cm) 12 in. (30 cm) LED COLOR Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Red Red AUDIBLE SIGNAL None None None None None...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 156
    ... to "Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)" in Section 4 of this manual. When the shifter is changed to R (Reverse) and the system is disabled, the instrument ...The Rear Park Assist Switch LED will be OFF when the system is enabled. Service the Rear Park Assist System When the Rear Park Assist ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 157
    ... OF YOUR VEHICLE 157 Cleaning the Rear Park Assist System Clean the Rear Park Assist Sensors with water, car wash soap and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damage the sensors. REAR ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 158
    ... the rear camera mode is exited and the Navigation or Audio screen appears again. Turning the Rear Camera Off 1. To turn ... and press ENTER. Refer to your "Navigation User's Manual" for detailed operating instructions. 2. Select "OFF" at the "Rear Camera" screen. Highlight "DONE" and press ENTER. The ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 159
    ... OPENER - IF EQUIPPED HomeLink௡ replaces up to three remote controls (hand held transmitters)..., lighting, or home security systems. The HomeLink௡ unit operates off of your vehicle's battery.... or pets are in the path of the door or gate. Only use this transceiver with a garage door opener that has ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 160
    ... THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas.... vehicle in the garage while training the transceiver. Exhaust gas can cause serious injury ... be parked outside of the garage while training. 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position. 2. Place ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 161
    ..." repeat Step 3. If the signal is too weak, replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter. It... garage door openers may require you to replace Step #3 with procedures noted in the "Gate Operator/Canadian... garage door opener may have rolling code. If so, proceed to the heading "Programming A...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 162
    ...in and activates, programming is complete. If the device does not activate, press the button a third time (for 2 seconds) to complete the training. If you are have any problems, or require assistance, please call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 163
    .... Then proceed with Step 4 under "Programming HomeLink." earlier in this section. Using HomeLinkா To operate, simply press and release the programmed ...gate operator, security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting, etc. The hand-held transmitter of the device may also be used at any time. 3
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 164
    ...The HomeLink௡ Universal Transceiver is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active. Troubleshooting Tips If you are having trouble programming HomeLink௡, here are ...remember to plug it back in? If you are have any problems, or require assistance, please call toll-free 1-800...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 165
    ...be received including interference that may cause undesired operation NOTE: The transmitter has been tested and it complies with FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the device. The term "...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 166
    ... THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • Never leave children in a vehicle, with the keys in the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become ...You could also be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are properly ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 167
    ... stop the sunroof. Sunshade Operation The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens. NOTE: ... open. Wind Buffeting Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of pressure on the ears or a helicopter type sound in the ears. Your vehicle ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 168
    ...Fully Closed Press the switch forward and release to ensure that the sunroof is fully closed. COMMAND-VIEW™ SKYLIGHTS - IF EQUIPPED The two fixed skylights are above the second row seats. The glass is tinted to shield the second row occupants from the sun and...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 169
    ...) is located in the left rear cargo area. 3 Rear Power Outlet All accessories connected to this outlet should be removed or turned off when the vehicle is not in use to protect the battery against discharge.
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 170
    ... the vehicle's battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent engine starting. • Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers, vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 171
    ... inverter switch (located on the upper switch bank) to turn the power on to the outlet. Press the switch again to ... Avoid Serious Injury or Death: • Do not use a 3-Prong Adaptor. • Do not insert ... touch with wet hands. • Close the lid when not in use. Power Inverter Switch NOTE: When the power ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 172
    ... the passenger seat, but the top surface will not be flush with the console surface. Cup Holders (Second Row Seat) The second row seat has two cup holders in the center armrest. Lower the center armrest. Refer to "Seats" in this section. Press the front of the cup holder, and the...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 173
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 173 Cup Holders (Third Row Seat) The third row seat passengers have cup holders on the left and right rear trim panels. 3 Cup Holders (Second Row Seat) Cup Holders (Third Row Seat)
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 174
    ...holds a variety of items. The cargo load floor is held by spring loaded latches. In order to use the cargo load floor, use the following procedure: Rear Storage Cover NOTE: The cargo load floor latches should not be used as cargo tie-downs. 1. Flip up pull loop(s) so they are perpendicular ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 175
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 175 2. Pull up on loop(s) and twist 90 degrees, so they are parallel to the slotted hole in tray. 3. Lift tray over loop(s), and reposition tray. 4. Pull up on loop(s) and twist 90 degrees, so they are perpendicular (straight up) to the slotted hole in ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 176
    ... center of the switch all the way up or down will turn on the wash function. The wash pump will continue to operate as long as the button is .... Rear Wiper/Washer Switch If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned OFF, the wiper will automatically return to the "Park" position. If the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 177
    ... reservoir for the windshield washers and the rear window washer is shared. It is located in the front of the engine ... of the rear window defroster, do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive window.... This vehicle is not equipped with roof rack cross rails as built, unless ordered as optional...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 178
    ... prevent movement with a sudden stop. The cross rails must also be installed using the correct orientation (... shown below. For improved windnoise performance when cross rails are not in use, place them in detent ..., place the rear cross rail in detent position #4 when not in use. Cross Rail Positions
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 179
    ... NOT carry any loads on the roof rack without cross rails installed. The load should be secured and placed on top of the cross rails, not directly on the roof. If it is necessary to place the ... do not exceed the rated load capacity of your cross rail system or the roof rack system maximum ...
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  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 181
    ... YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTENTS Ⅵ Instrument Panel And Controls ...185 Ⅵ Instrument Cluster ...186 Ⅵ Instrument Cluster Description...Information Center (EVIC) ...195 ▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays ...197 ▫ Engine Oil Change Indicator System ...200 ▫ Trip Functions ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 182
    ...Stereo Radio With CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack) ...227 ▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode ...227 ▫ Operation Instructions - CD ...MP3 Play) ...238 Ⅵ Sales Code REN - Multimedia System - If Equipped ...239 ▫ Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio (If Equipped) ...240 ▫ Operating Instructions ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 183
    ... Procedure ...243 Ⅵ Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) - If Equipped ...244 ▫ Connecting The iPod௡ ...245 ▫ Controlling The iPod௡ Using Radio Buttons ...245 ▫ Play Mode ...... (Sales Code XRV) - If Equipped ...253 Ⅵ Remote Sound System Controls - If Equipped . . 254 ▫ Radio...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 184
    184 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ▫ Manual Air Conditioning And Heating System - If Equipped ...257 ▫ Automatic Temperature Control - If Equipped ...260 ▫ Rear Climate Control - If Equipped ...267 ▫ Operating Tips ...269 ▫ Operating Tips Chart ...272
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 185
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 185 INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS 4 1 2 3 4 - Air Outlet - Instrument Cluster - Radio - Glove Box 5 6 7 8 - - -...Switch Bank Power Outlet/Cigar Lighter Storage Bin Power Outlet 9 - Lower Switch Bank 10 - Climate Controls 11 - Ignition Switch 12 - Storage Bin
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 186
    186 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 187
    ... DESCRIPTION 1. Speedometer Indicates vehicle speed. 2. Brake Warning Light The BRAKE warning light will come on when the ignition is first turned on, and ...the bulb does not come on during starting, have the bulb repaired promptly. If the light stays on longer, it may ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 188
    ...cap, poor fuel quality, etc. may illuminate the light after engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light stays on... you to serious conditions that could lead to immediate loss of power or severe catalytic converter damage. The vehicle should be serviced as soon as possible if this occurs....
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 189
    ...Warning Light This light shows low engine oil pressure. The light should turn on momentarily when the engine is started. If the light turns on ...ESP) Indicator Light/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator Light This indicator light starts to flash as soon as the tires lose traction and the ESP system...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 190
    ... PANEL 12. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light Each tire, including the spare ..., and it is the driver's responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation.... The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the system detects a malfunction...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 191
    ...warning have been established for the tire size equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the ...After-market wheels can cause sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire sealants or balance beads if ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 192
    ... your vehicle. If temperature gauge reads (H), pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back into...normal range. If the pointer remains on the "H", and you hear continuous chimes, turn the engine off immediately, and call for service.
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 193
    ... INSTRUMENT PANEL 193 16. Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Warning Light/Brake Assist System (BAS) Warning Light The ESP/BAS...the Occupant Restraints section for more information. 19. Cruise Indicator Light This indicator lights when the speed control system is turned ON. 20. Odometer The odometer...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 194
    ... the level of fuel in the fuel tank when the ignition switch is in the ON position. 23. Electronic Throttle Control .... If a problem is detected the light will come on while the engine is running. Cycle the ignition key ... as a bulb check. If the light does not come on during starting, have the system ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 195
    ... remain on until fuel is added. The Low Fuel Warning Light may turn on and off again, especially during and after hard braking, accelerations, or turns. This occurs due to the shifting of the fuel in the tank. Also, a single chime will sound. ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 196
    ...information by pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering wheel: MENU Button Press and release the MENU button and the mode displayed will change between Trip Functions, Personal Settings, and System Status. FUNCTION SELECT Button Press the FUNCTION SELECT button to select the displayed...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 197
    ... Information Center (EVIC) displays the following messages: • TURN SIGNAL ON • PERFORM SERVICE • KEY NOT PROGRAMMED - DAMAGED KEY • KEY NOT PROGRAMMED - INVALID KEY ... LIMIT • PROGRAMMING ACTIVE - NEW KEY PROGRAMMED • SERVICE SECURITY KEY • INVALID KEY - TRY ALTERNATE KEY • ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 198
    ... SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM • TRANSMISSION OVER TEMP • CHECK SHIFT PROCEDURE • SERVICE 4WD SYSTEM • 4WD SYSTEM IN NEUTRAL • LOW BRAKE FLUID LEVEL • WARNING! LIMIT SPEED • CHECK GASCAP • ESP OFF • IOD FUSE OUT • HILL ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 199
    ... SYSTEM DISABLED - VEHICLE NOT IN PARK • DRIVER 1 MEMORY • DRIVER 2 MEMORY • ADJ. PEDALS DISABLED - CRUISE CONTROL SET • ADJ. PEDALS DISABLED - SHIFTER IN REVERSE • TIRE LOW PRESSURE • CHECK TPM SYSTEM • LEFT FRONT LOW PRESSURE (...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 200
    ... procedure. 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (Do not start the engine). 2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three times ... switch to the OFF/LOCK position. NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not reset. If ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 201
    ...Fuel Economy / Fuel Saver Mode (5.7L Engine Only) Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset. When the... will display above the average fuel economy in the EVIC display. This message will appear whenever MDS allows the engine to operate on four cylinders, which will vary depending on driving...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 202
    ... the MDS switches off the fuel on four of the eight cylinders and it can be used to modify driving habits in order to increase the time in which the fuel saver mode is... average fuel economy, according to the current fuel tank level. DTE cannot be reset through the FUNCTION SELECT button...
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    ... the ACC position. Elapsed time will increment when the ignition switch is in the ON or START position. • Display Units of Measure in: To make your selection,... This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to manually reset the compass. When the vehicle is new, the compass may appear ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 204
    ... in the EVIC. 4. Press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button to start the calibration. The "CAL" indicator will be displayed in the EVIC. 5. Complete one or ...: NOTE: Magnetic materials should be kept away from the top of the right rear quarter window. This is where the compass sensor is located.
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 205
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 205 1. Turn the ignition switch ON. 2. Press and hold the compass button for approximately 2 seconds. 3. Press the SCROLL button until "Compass Variance" message and the last variance zone number displays in the EVIC. 4. Press and release FUNCTION SELECT button ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 206
    206 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Use the SCROLL button to display one of the following choices:..., all of the doors will lock automatically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15 mph (24 km/h). To make ... SELECT button until "Y (YES)" or "N (NO)" appears. Remote Key Unlock When Driver Door 1st ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 207
    ...(YES) is selected, the front and rear turn signals will flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the remote keyless entry transmitter. This feature may ... button until "Y (YES)" or "N (NO)" appears. Refer to "Lights/SmartBeams - If Equipped" in Section 3 of this manual for more information. 4
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 208
    ...(YES)" or "N (NO)" appears. NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat location (if Recall Memory with Remote Key Unlock is set to ON) when the remote keyless entry transmitter is used to unlock the door. Refer to "Easy Entry/Exit Seat" ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 209
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 209 Key Off Power Delay When this feature is selected, ... remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are unlocked with the remote keyless entry transmitter. To make your selection..."60 sec.," or "90 sec." appears. Hill Start Assist To make your selection, press ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 210
    210 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • Tire Pressure Monitor System (Shows the current ... information, refer to "Tire Pressure Monitor System" in Section 5 of this manual. NOTE: Tires heat ...during normal driving conditions. Heat will cause the tire pressure to increase from 2 to 6 psi (14 to 41 ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 211
    ...clear, which is the major feature of FM radio. NOTE: The radio, steering wheel radio controls (if equipped), and 6 disc CD/DVD changer (if equipped) will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the ignition switch has been turned off. Opening a vehicle front door will cancel this feature. 4
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 212
    ... sales code is located on the lower right side of your radio faceplate. Operating Instructions ... the radio. Electronic Volume Control The electronic volume control turns continuously (360 degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the volume control to the right increases the volume and ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 213
    ...button will switch between the time and frequency displays. Clock Setting Procedure 1. Press and hold the TIME button, until the hours blink. 2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE control knob. 4
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 214
    ...the right side TUNE control knob to set the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. 4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE control knob. Press the TUNE control knob ... TUNE control knob and BASS will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 215
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 215 Press the rotary TUNE control knob a third time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to ... for 5 seconds. Pressing the Music Type button or turning the TUNE control knob within 5 seconds will allow the program format...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 216
    ... tune to the preset station. SETUP Button Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between the following items: NOTE: Use the Tune Control Knob to scroll through the entries. Push the Audio/Select button to select an entry and make changes.
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 217
    ...is in DVD Menu mode, selecting DVD Enter will allow you to play the current highlighted selection. Use the remote control to scroll up and down the menu (If ...Lock - Locks out rear VES remote controls (If Equipped). • VES CH1/CH2 - Allows the user to change mode of either the...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 218
    ... and select Љother.Љ Enter the 4-digit country code using the TUNE control knob to scroll up and down ... down and select Љother.Љ Enter the country code using the TUNE control knob to scroll up and down... down and select Љother.Љ Enter the country code using the TUNE control knob to scroll up and ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 219
    ... the movie. In some rare cases, the DVD player may not auto play the main title. In such cases, use the menu button on the remote control to select desired title to play. NOTE: The user will have to set these defaults before loading a disc. If changes...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 220
    ...-button twice. Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding button number will display. Buttons 1... AM/FM modes to Disc modes. Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/... take their vehicle to an authorized dealer to change the region code of the player a maximum of 5 times. CAUTION! ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 221
    ... CD is within the first second of the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK button will allow to scroll through tracks faster in CD, MP3/MWA modes. 4 CAUTION! • This CD player will accept 4 3/4 inch (12 cm) discs only. The use of other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism.
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 222
    ...MP3/WMA files, pay attention to the following restrictions. Supported Media (Disc Types) The MP3/WMA file ... includes the Joliet extension. When reading discs recorded using formats other than ISO 9660 Level... and Apple HFS formats are not supported. The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 223
    ...and a 3-character extension) Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio. Multisession discs may contain ...MP3/WMA extension may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file as an invalid ...bit rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3/WMA files use a 44.1 kHz ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 224
    ... folders or files, the radio will take more time to start playing the MP3/WMA files. Loading times... Loading times will increase with more files and folders To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended to...artist, song title, and album title are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 225
    .... Scrolling up or down the list is done by turning the TUNE control knob. Selecting a folder by pressing the TUNE control knob will begin playing the files contained in ... 3 seconds to return to Љelapsed timeЉ display. Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode The auxiliary (AUX) jack is ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 226
    ... (Auxiliary Mode) No function. Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone (UConnect™) (If...-Free Communication (UConnect™)" in Section 3 of this manual. Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If... (Auxiliary Mode) No function. Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES௡) (If...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 227
    ... and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited ... (Non-Satellite Model Shown - With Satellite Similar) 4 Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 228
    228 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary) Press the ON/VOLUME... on the radio. Press the ON/VOLUME control knob a second time to turn off the radio. Electronic...) in either direction without stopping. Turning the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the volume...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 229
    .... The minutes will begin to blink. 4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE control knob. Press the TUNE control knob to save ... vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the SETUP button, use the TUNE control to select SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure, starting at Step 2. For...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 230
    ... or decrease the Mid Range tones. Press the rotary TUNE control knob a third time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the right or ... Type mode for 5 seconds. Pressing the Music Type button or turning the TUNE control knob within 5 seconds will allow the
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 231
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 231 program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast Music Type information. Toggle the Music Type button to select the following format types: Program Type No program type or undefined Adult Hits Classical Classic Rock College...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 232
    ...Clock - Pressing the SELECT button will allow user to set the clock. Turn the TUNE control knob to adjust the hours and then press and turn the TUNE control knob to adjust the minutes. Press the TUNE control knob again to save changes. AM and FM Buttons Press the buttons to ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 233
    ... push-button twice. Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding button number will display. Buttons 1 - ... from AM/FM modes to Disc modes. Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio ... the track number, and index time in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1. 4...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 234
    ... discs may damage the CD player mechanism. • Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel away and...is a DVD, the other side is a CD) should not be used, and they can cause damage to the ... OFF. NOTE: Ejecting with ignition OFF is not allowed on convertible or soft-top models (if equipped). SEEK ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 235
    ...writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions. Supported Media (Disc Types) The MP3 file recording ... CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3. Supported Medium Formats (File Systems) The medium formats... includes the Joliet extension. When reading discs recorded using formats other than ISO 9660 Level...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 236
    ...and Apple HFS formats are not supported. The radio uses the following limits for file systems:...may result in longer disc loading times. Supported MP3 File Formats The radio will recognize ... with the *.MP3 extension may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file as an invalid ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 237
    ... PANEL 237 rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and... of folders or files, the radio will take more time to start playing the MP3 files. Loading times for ... for artist, song title, and album title are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 238
    .... Scrolling up or down the list is done by turning the TUNE control knob. Selecting a folder by pressing the TUNE control knob will begin playing the files contained in ... 3 seconds to return to Љelapsed timeЉ display. Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode The auxiliary (AUX) jack is ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 239
    ...to "Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)" in Section 3 of this manual. Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If ...to separate "Video Entertainment System (VES௡) Guide." SALES CODE REN - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side of the unit's ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 240
    .... Refer to your Radio Specific User's Manual for detailed operating instructions. Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio (If Equipped) Refer... Refer to "Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)" in Section 3 of this manual for detailed operating instructions. Clock Setting Procedure Setting the Clock ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 241
    ... of day in daylight savings time. Proceed as follows to change the current setting: 1. Turn on the system. 2. Touch the screen where the time is ... the system is turned off. Proceed as follows to change the current setting: 1. Turn on the system. 2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 242
    ... SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right side of your ... screen to provide maps, turn identification, selection menus, and instructions for selecting a variety ... loaded on the hard drive. Refer to your "Navigation User's Manual" for detailed operating instructions....
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 243
    ...Refer to your "Navigation User's Manual" for detailed operating instructions. Clock Setting Procedure The GPS receiver used in this system is synchronized to the time data.... 5. The time setting will change each time you press the HOUR or MIN soft key. 6. Press the SAVE soft ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 244
    ... Press the CANCEL soft key to exit from the clock setting mode. UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI)....™ For sales code REN touch screen radio, refer to the separate User's Manual. This feature ....) information display on radio. • the iPod௡ can be controlled using the radio buttons to Play, Browse ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 245
    ... brand logo appears on the iPod௡ display, and it starts charging and is ready for use by pressing radio switches as described below. Controlling the iPodா ...the iPod௡ audio track (if available from iPod௡) will start playing over the vehicle audio system. Play Mode When switched...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 246
    ..." button to move forward in the current track. Pressing and releasing the "FF" button will go forward 5 seconds of the current track. SEEK Buttons Use the "SEEK" buttons to move to the previous or the next track. If the left (down) button is pressed during the first 2 seconds of the current track, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 247
    ... next song. To stop the SCAN mode and start playing the desired track, press the "SCAN" ... functions in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the iPod௡. Turning the "TUNE/SCROLL" knob clockwise (forward) ... "TUNE/SCROLL" knob to select and start playing the track. By turning the "TUNE/SCROLL" knob ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 248
    ... to select is at the bottom of the list, you just turn the "TUNE/ SCROLL" knob backwards (counter-... In the List mode, the radio preset buttons are used as shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod௡. • 1 - Playlists ... top level menu as on your iPod௡. Turn the "TUNE/SCROLL" knob to list the top...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 249
    ...) - IF EQUIPPED (REQ AND RES RADIOS ONLY) Satellite radio uses direct satellite to receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound,...ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACCESSORY position and the radio ON, press the SETUP button and scroll using the TUNE control knob until Sirius ID is 4
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 250
    ... wide bridges or along tall buildings can cause intermittent reception. • Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can cause signal blockage. Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 251
    ...to search for the next channel in the direction of the arrows. TUNE Control (Rotary) Turn the right side rotary ... MUSIC TYPE Button Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type mode for 5 seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button or turning the TUNE control knob within 5 seconds will allow the...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 252
    ... the SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the Sirius subscription. SET Button - To Set the ... by pressing the push-button twice. Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding button number will display. Buttons 1 - 6 These buttons ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 253
    ... of a LCD (liquid crystal display) screen, a batterypowered remote control, and two headsets. Refer to your VES™ User's Manual for detailed operating instructions. The LCD screen is located on the headliner behind the front seats. 4 Lowering the Display Screen
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 254
    254 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED The remote sound system controls are located on the rear surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to access the switches. Remote Control Location
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 255
    ... mode you are in. The following describes the left hand control operation in each mode. Radio Operation .... The button located in the center of the left hand control will tune to the next preset station that you ... up or down twice it plays the second track, three times, it will play the third, etc. 4...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 256
    ..., or tape to the disc; avoid scratching the disc. 4. Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, cleaners, or antistatic sprays. 5. ... does not satisfactorily "clear" by the repositioning of the antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be turned down or off during cellular phone operation.
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 257
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 257 CLIMATE CONTROLS Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System - If ...a series of rotary knobs. These comfort controls can be set to obtain desired interior conditions. 4 Manual Air Conditioning and Heating Controls The instrument panel features four dual-vane...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 258
    ... Control The rotary knob on the left controls the blower and can be set in one of four speeds and OFF. The blower fan motor will remain on until the system is turned to the OFF position or the ignition is turned OFF. Temperature Control The temperature of air can be selected by rotating ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 259
    ...The Recirculation mode can also be used to temporarily block out outside odors, smoke, and dust. Air Conditioning Operation To turn on the Air Conditioning, set the fan control at any speed and press the snowflake button 4
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 260
    ... selected by the mode control. A light in the snowflake button shows that the air conditioning is on. Slight changes in engine speed or power may ... which take account for vehicle speed, A/C pressure, outside temperature, and engine cooling temperature. The infrared sensor independently measures the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 261
    ... simple. Begin by turning the right mode knob to AUTO, and place the blower control (left knob) ... AUTO. The LO AUTO position should be used for front seat occupants only. The HI AUTO ... passenger's control knob. Once the comfort level is selected the system will maintain that level automatically using ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 262
    ...be kept free of debris due to the climate control sensor's location. Mud on the windshield may also cause poor operation of this system. • To provide you with... manually select a blower speed. • Under certain conditions (after the vehicle is turned off) the climate control system ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 263
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 263 Manual Operation This system offers a full complement of...Automatic, Mode Preferred Automatic with Manual Air Temperature Control and Manual. This means the customer ..., mode and disable automatic temperature control completely. NOTE: Please read the Automatic ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 264
    264 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 265
    ...must adjust the temperature knobs to obtain the desired temperature. • Defrost Air is directed to the windshield through the outlets at the base of the windshield.... front and rear floor outlets and the outlets at the base of the windshield. Air is also directed to the front door windows through the...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 266
    ... the rear seat passengers. These registers can be closed to block airflow. Depress this button to turn on ... manual operation is selected. NOTE: To manually control the air conditioning the mode selector must be moved out of the AUTO position. This button can be used to block out smoke, odors, dust, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 267
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 267 Rear Climate Control - If Equipped The Manual Rear Climate Control ...Off Switch" (located in the upper switch bank above the controls) and select "Floor" "Bi-Level" or "Panel" from the Rear Control Panel (right knob located on the right rear quarter trim panel...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 268
    ... PANEL The rear temperature, blower speed, and mode control can be adjusted as desired by the third row seat occupants. Rear Blower ... Panel has four positions, "Off", and a range of three blower speeds. This allows the third row seat occupants to control the volume of air circulated in the rear of ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 269
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 269 Rear Temperature Control The center knob on the Rear Control Panel allows the third row seat occupants to have control of the rear temperature as follows: • When the temperature knob is in the cold (Blue) position, cold...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 270
    ... in a lower gear to increase engine RPM, coolant flow and fan speed. When stopped in heavy traffic, it may be necessary to shift into...high blower setting. This will insure adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility of compressor damage when the system is started again.
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    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 271 Operating Tips Chart 4
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  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 273
    ...Block Heater - If Equipped ...280 Ⅵ Automatic Transmission ...281 ▫ Shift Lock Manual Override - If Equipped ...281 ▫ Brake/Transmission Interlock System ...283 ▫ 5-Speed Automatic Transmission ...283 ▫ Gear Ranges ...283 ▫ Rocking ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 274
    ......306 ▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) ...310 ▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure ...311 Ⅵ Tires - General Information ...315 ▫ Tire Pressure ...315 ▫ Tire Inflation Pressures ...316 ▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation ...318 ▫ Radial-Ply Tires ......
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 275
    ...Tread Wear Indicators ...319 ▫ Life Of Tire ...320 ▫ Replacement Tires ...320 ▫ Alignment And ...Tire Rotation Recommendations ...322 Ⅵ Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) ...323 ▫ Base System ...Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles ...340 ▫ Starting ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 276
    276 STARTING AND OPERATING ▫ Cruising Range ...340 ▫ Replacement Parts ...340 Ⅵ Adding Fuel ...341 ▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) ...341 Ⅵ Vehicle Loading ...344 ▫ Certification Label ...344 Ⅵ Trailer Towing ...346 ▫ Common Towing Definitions ...346 ▫ Trailer Hitch Classification ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 277
    ... STARTING PROCEDURES Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the inside and ... Don't leave the keys in the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the... serious injury or death. • Be sure to turn off the engine and remove the key from the ignition switch ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 278
    ... or "P" (Park) position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes before shifting into any driving gear. NOTE: Normal starting of either ... Do not press the accelerator. Use the Fob with Integrated Key to briefly turn the ignition switch to the START position and release it...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 279
    ... it started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and vehicle. If the vehicle ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 280
    280 STARTING AND OPERATING After Starting The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will decrease as the engine warms up. ENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED The engine block heater warms engine coolant and permits quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 281
    ... engine speed is higher than idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward...that the shift lever should fail to move from Park with the key in the ON position and the brake pedal depressed. To operate the shift lock manual override, perform the...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 282
    282 STARTING AND OPERATING 1. Firmly set the parking brake. 2. Using a flat blade screwdriver, carefully remove the shift ...the PRNDL bezel. 3. Depress and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal. 4. Using the screwdriver, reach into the manual override opening. Press and hold the shift lock lever ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 283
    .... Always depress the brake pedal first, before moving the gear selector out of P (Park). 5-Speed Automatic ... position supplements the parking brake by locking the transmission. The engine can be started in this range. Never use P (Park) while the vehicle is in motion. Apply the parking brake when ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 284
    284 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Never use P (Park) position as a substitute for the parking brake. Always apply parking brake fully when ... is standing for prolonged periods with the engine running. The engine may be started in this range. Set the parking brake if you must leave ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 285
    ... the transmission into 4th gear. On vehicles equipped with 4.7L or 5.7L engines, use of ERS (or Tow/Haul mode) also enables a ...the normal 4th gear. WARNING! Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their grip and the vehicle could skid. Screen...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 286
    286 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum deceleration (engine braking), move the shift lever to the left "D(-)" and hold it there. The transmission will shift to the range from which the vehicle can best be...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 287
    STARTING AND OPERATING 287 OVER TEMP" message may display and the transmission may ... operation. In high ambient temperatures with sustained high engine speed and load, an upshift followed shortly ...be enabled under steady cruise conditions. 5 TOW/HAUL Switch The "TOW/HAUL" light will illuminate in...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 288
    ... is desired, the switch must be pressed each time the engine is started. Transmission Limp Home Mode Transmission function ... the shift lever to the P (Park) position. 3. Turn off the engine, be sure to turn the key to the LOCK position. 4. Wait approximately 10 seconds, then restart the engine. 5. ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 289
    ...if equipped) should be turned OFF before attempting to rock the vehicle. Refer to "Electronic Brake Control System" in Section 3 of this manual. The least amount of accelerator pedal pressure to maintain the rocking motion without spinning the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 290
    290 STARTING AND OPERATING selector in N (Neutral) for at least one minute after every five ... Iா Operating Instructions/Precautions - If Equipped The Quadra-Trac I௡ is a single speed (HI range ...of engine torque to the rear axle. The Brake Traction Control System (BTC), which combines standard ABS...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 291
    STARTING AND OPERATING 291 Quadra-Trac IIா Operating Instructions/Precautions - If Equipped The Quadra-Trac ... roads may cause increased tire wear and damage to driveline components. When operating your vehicle in 4 LOW, the engine speed is approximately three times that of the 4 HI position at a ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 292
    ... without first fully engaging the parking brake. The transfer case N (Neutral) position disengages ... to move regardless of the transmission position. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not ..." in Section 5 of this manual. 4 LOW Four Wheel Drive Low Range - Low speed 4 wheel ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 293
    ... to "Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)" in Section 4 of this manual. 5 Shifter T-Handle 4 LOW to 4 HI With the vehicle at speeds of 0 to 3 mph (0 to 5 km/h), key ON or engine running, shift the transmission into N (Neutral), and raise the transfer ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 294
    294 STARTING AND OPERATING LOW Indicator Lamp" in the instrument cluster will flash and go out when the shift is...will not allow the shift. Neutral (N) Shift Procedure 1. Key ON, engine off. 2. Vehicle stopped, with foot on brake. 3. Place transmission in N (Neutral). 4. Hold down N (Neutral) "pin" ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 295
    STARTING AND OPERATING 295 Neutral Switch 5. Repeat Steps 1- 4 to shift out of Neutral. ..."Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)" in Section 4 of this manual. Quadra-Drive IIா System - If ... left and right wheels the coupling will sense a speed difference. As one wheel begins to spin faster...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 296
    296 STARTING AND OPERATING ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS Utility vehicles have higher ground ..., allowing you to anticipate problems. They are not designed for cornering at the same speeds as conventional 2-wheel drive ... front fascia with quarter turn fasteners, and can be removed by hand. When To Use 4WD LOW ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 297
    STARTING AND OPERATING 297 CAUTION! When driving through water, do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h). Always check ...location of any obstacles) prior to entering. Proceed with caution and maintain a steady controlled speed less than 5 mph (8 km/h) in deep water to minimize wave effects. Flowing Water If the...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 298
    ...the engine to help regulate your speed. If the brakes are required to control vehicle speed, apply them lightly and avoid locking or skidding the tires. WARNING! If... carefully straight down a hill in R (Reverse) gear. Never back down a hill in N (Neutral) using only the brake.
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 299
    ... drag. This will permit you to control the vehicle speed and direction. When descending mountains or hills, repeated braking can cause brake fade with loss ...could be a fire hazard. They might hide damage to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and propeller shafts. ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 300
    ... extended operation in mud, sand, water, or similar dirty conditions, have brake rotors, wheels, ... possible. WARNING! Abrasive material in any part of the brakes may cause excessive wear or unpredictable ... your vehicle in dirty conditions, get your brakes checked and cleaned as necessary. • If you ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 301
    ... not to touch the parking brake or the gear selector lever. Don't leave the keys in the ignition. A child ... operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle. • Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged ..., failure to do so can lead to brake problems due to excessive heating of the rear ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 302
    ... is designed to aid the driver in maintaining vehicle control under adverse braking conditions. The system operates with a...of tires or mixing sizes of tires or wheels on the vehicle can lead to loss of braking effectiveness. The Anti-Lock Brake System conducts a low-speed selftest at about 12 mph (20...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 303
    STARTING AND OPERATING 303 WARNING! Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish their effectiveness and may lead ... braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded. • The ABS cannot prevent accidents, including...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 304
    ..., parking, or stopping. • Do not drive too fast for road conditions, especially when roads are wet or slushy. A wedge of water can WARNING! To use your brakes and accelerator more safely, follow these tips:
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 305
    ...build up between the tire tread and the road. This hydroplaning action can cause loss of traction, braking ability, and control. • After going through deep water or a car wash, ... braking action. Dry the brakes by gentle, intermittent pedal action while driving at very slow speeds. POWER ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 306
    ...(MDS) - 5.7L Engine Only This feature offers improved fuel economy by shutting off four of the engine's eight cylinders during light load and cruise conditions. The system is automatic with no driver inputs or additional driving skills required. ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 307
    STARTING AND OPERATING 307 • European Metric tire sizing is based on European design standards. Tires designed to...LT235/85R16. • Temporary Spare tires are high-pressure compact spares designed for temporary emergency use only. Tires designed to this standard have the letter "T" molded into the...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 308
    308 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Sizing Chart EXAMPLE: Size Designation: P = Passenger car ... based on European design standards LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards T = Temporary ... height to section width of tire. 10.5 = Section Width in Inches (in) R = Construction Code -ЉRЉ means ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 309
    ...operating conditions. -The maximum speed corresponding to the Speed Symbol should only be achieved under specified operating conditions (i.e. tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and posted speed limits). Load Identification: ؆...blank...؆ =...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 310
    310 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Identification Number (TIN) The TIN may be found on ... standards, and is approved for highway use. MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location. (2 digits) ... tire size. (2 digits) ABCD = Code used by tire manufacturer. (1 to 4 digits) 03 = Number representing ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 311
    STARTING AND OPERATING 311 Tire Loading and Tire Pressure Tire Placard Location NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed ... total weight your vehicle can carry 3) the tire size designed for your vehicle 4) the cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and spare tires.
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 312
    312 STARTING AND OPERATING Loading The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed the load carrying ... the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire inflation pressures specified on the "Tire and Loading Information" placard and in the "Vehicle Loading" section of this manual. NOTE: Under a ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 313
    STARTING AND OPERATING 313 5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on...your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and ... only and may not be accurate for the seating and load carry capacity of your ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 314
    314 STARTING AND OPERATING
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 315
    ... damage that result in tire failure. • Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle. ... handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in loss of vehicle control. • Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle to the other can ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 316
    ...produce a feeling of sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering. Unequal tire pressures can cause erratic and unpredictable steering response. Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause ...well as inspecting for signs of tire wear or visible damage at least once a month. Use a good...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 317
    STARTING AND OPERATING 317 check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement ... tire pressures vary with temperature changes. Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per 12° F (7° C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 318
    318 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds within posted speed ... can be driven at high speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle loading may ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 319
    STARTING AND OPERATING 319 WARNING! Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire ... wheel no matter what the speed. Tread Wear Indicators Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires to help ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 320
    ... little exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact with oil, grease, and gasoline. Replacement Tires The tires on your new vehicle provide a ...load identification will be found on the original equipment tire. Failure to use equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 321
    STARTING AND OPERATING 321 WARNING! • Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating ... You could lose control and have an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Use only the tire and wheel ... having adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire failure and loss of vehicle control. CAUTION! ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 322
    ... cold inflation pressure of 38 psi (262 kPa) when using 235/65R17XL size tires for... chains or traction devices only. • Follow tire chain manufacturer's instructions for mounting chains. • Install chains... and perform different steering, handling, and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 323
    ... designs such as those on On/Off Road type tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help ... prior to rotation being performed. NOTE: The Premium Tire Pressure Monitor System will automatically locate ... rotation method is the "forward-cross" shown in the following diagram. TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 324
    324 STARTING AND OPERATING decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based ...recommended cold tire pressure in order for the "Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light" to be turned off....pressure is sufficiently low enough to turn ON the "Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light." Driving the vehicle ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 325
    ... from entering the valve stem, which could damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor. NOTE: • The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care and ...of a tire failure or condition. • The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge while adjusting your tire pressure. •...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 326
    ... (TPMS) uses wireless technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levels.... following components: • Receiver Module • 4 Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors • Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light A tire pressure monitoring sensor is located in the spare wheel if ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 327
    ... system will automatically update and the "Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light" will extinguish once the updated ... spare wheel and tire assembly, it has a tire pressure monitoring sensor, and can ... next ignition key cycle will still show the "Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light" to be ON, and ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 328
    ...limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will sound and the "Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light" will turn ON. After driving ... Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 329
    ...consists of the following components: • Receiver Module • 4 Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors • 3 Trigger Modules (mounted... Monitoring Telltale Light A tire pressure monitoring sensor is located in the spare wheel if.... The matching full size spare tire can be used in place of any of the four road...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 330
    ...value(s) will stop flashing, and the "Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light" will extinguish once the updated ...Check TPM System Message The "Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light" will flash on and off ... value(s) indicating which Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor(s) is not being received. NOTE: Your...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 331
    ... a matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly, it has a tire pressure monitoring sensor, and can be monitored by the Tire...pressure road tire, the next ignition key cycle will still show the "Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light" to be ON, a chime to sound, a Low Pressure message to appear 5...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 332
    ... the next ignition key cycle, the "Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light" will remain ON, a chime... ignition key cycle, a chime will sound, the "Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light" will flash... will update automatically. In addition, the "Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light" will turn OFF and...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 333
    ...must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the following licenses:... Under normal conditions, the use of premium gasoline will not provide a benefit over high quality regular...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 334
    ... and in some circumstances may result in poorer performance. Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to your engine. However,... can cause damage and immediate service is required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard starting, stalling and hesitations. If you experience ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 335
    ...DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or E85 Ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting and driveability problems and may damage critical fuel system components. Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline blends are not the responsibility of the...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 336
    ...anything to the fuel. Fuel System Cautions • An out-of-tune engine, or certain fuel or ignition malfunctions, can cause the catalytic converter to overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune or...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 337
    ... exhaust gases from entering the vehicle. FLEXIBLE FUEL (4.7L ENGINE ONLY) - IF EQUIPPED E-85 ...only. These vehicles can be identified by a unique, yellow fuel filler cap (gas cap)...refer to the other sections of this manual for information on features that are common between Flexible Fuel and gasoline ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 338
    338 STARTING AND OPERATING E-85 Fuel Cap E-85 Badge CAUTION! Only vehicles with the E-85 fuel filler cap (gas cap) can operate on E-85. ETHANOL FUEL (E-85) E-85 is a mixture of approximately 85% fuel ethanol and 15% unleaded gasoline.
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 339
    ... when removing the fuel filler tube cap (gas cap) or filling the tank. Do not use E-85 ...a cleaning agent and never use it near an open flame. Fuel Requirements Your vehicle will ... Observing these precautions will avoid possible hard starting and/or significant deterioration in drivability during warm ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 340
    340 STARTING AND OPERATING Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) and Gasoline Vehicles Whether operating ... for the proper quality and viscosity engine oil. Starting The characteristics of E-85 fuel make it unsuitable for use when ambient temperatures fall below 0°F (-18°C). In ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 341
    STARTING AND OPERATING 341 CAUTION! • Replacing fuel system components with nonethanol compatible .... It will cause difficulty in cold starting and may affect drivability. 5 Fuel Filler Cap... of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use with this vehicle...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 342
    342 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! Damage to the fuel system or emission control system could result ... fuel spillage and overfilling, do not "top off" the fuel tank after filling. NOTE: When the fuel nozzle "clicks" or shuts off, the fuel tank is full. WARNING! • Never have any smoking materials...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 343
    ...burned. Always place gas containers on the ground while filling. CAUTION! Damage to the fuel system or emission control system could result from using an improper fuel tank filler cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could let impurities into the...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 344
    344 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! • Never add fuel when the engine is running. • Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when the fuel cap is removed or the tank filled. Hour of manufacture. The bar code that appears on the bottom of the label is your Vehicle ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 345
    ...lowest load carrying capacity (axle, springs, tires, or wheels). Heavier axles or suspension components ...size on the Label represents the actual tire size on your vehicle. Replacement tires must be equal... size listed. Inflation Pressure This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle for all...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 346
    ...way your vehicle steers and handles and the way the brakes operate. TRAILER TOWING In this section you will find safety tips and information on ... as possible. To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles used for trailer...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 347
    STARTING AND OPERATING 347 Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) The gross trailer weight (... weight of the trailer plus the weight of all cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or temporary) loaded in... scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be supported by the scale. Gross Combination Weight Rating ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 348
    ... ride, offering more consistent steering and brake control thereby enhancing towing safety. ... Hitch system may reduce handling, stability, braking performance, and could result in an accident. ... Distributing Systems may not be compatible with Surge Brake Couplers. Consult with your hitch and trailer ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 349
    STARTING AND OPERATING 349 5 Weight Distributing Hitch System Improper Adjustment of Weight Distributing System
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 350
    350 STARTING AND OPERATING Trailer Hitch Classification Your vehicle may be factory equipped for safe towing of trailers weighing over 3,500 lbs (1 587 kg) with the optional Trailer Tow Prep Package. See your dealer for package content. The following chart ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 351
    STARTING AND OPERATING 351 Engine/ Transmission 3.7L/ Automatic 3.7L/ Automatic 4.7L/ Automatic 4.7L/ Automatic 5.7L/ ... of occupants and cargo, and should never exceed the weight referenced on the Tire and Loading Information placard. Refer to the "Tire- Safety Information" section in this manual.
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 352
    352 STARTING AND OPERATING Trailer and Tongue Weight Always load a trailer with 60... the tow hitch of your vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the rear can cause the trailer... sway severely side to side which will cause loss of control of vehicle and trailer. Failure to load trailers ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 353
    STARTING AND OPERATING 353 NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the trailer adds to the ... be considered as part of the total load on your vehicle. Refer to the Tire and Loading Information placard in the "Tire-Safety Information" section of this manual for the maximum combined weight of ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 354
    ... can cause a loss of control, poor performance or damage to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chassis structure or tires. • Safety chains must always be used between your vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to the hook ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 355
    ... the "Tires-General Information" section of this manual for the proper inspection procedure. − When replacing tires, refer to the "Tires-General Information" section of this manual for proper tire replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher load carrying capacity will ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 356
    ... a trailer equipped with a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic brake controller is not required. − Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over 1,000 lbs (... lbs (454 kg) loaded, it should have its own brakes and they should be of adequate capacity. Failure ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 357
    STARTING AND OPERATING 357 The Trailer Tow Package may include a 4 and 7 pin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness and connector. The electrical... 5 7- Pin Connector Towing Tips Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping and backing the trailer...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 358
    ...shifting and heat build up. This action will also provide better engine braking. The automatic transmission fluid and filter should be changed if you REGULARLY tow ... you can get back to cruising speed. − Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to maximize fuel...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 359
    STARTING AND OPERATING 359 − Air Conditioning Turn off temporarily. − refer to Cooling System ...! Front or rear wheel lifts should not be used. Internal damage to the transmission or transfer case will occur if a front or rear wheel lift is used when recreational towing. NOTE: The transfer case ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 360
    ... the transfer case is fully in N (Neutral) before recreational towing to prevent damage to internal parts. 1. Depress brake pedal. 2. Turn the ignition key ON, engine off. 3. Shift transmission into N (Neutral). 4. Shift transfer case into...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 361
    STARTING AND OPERATING 361 5. Start engine. 6. Shift transmission into D (Drive). 7. Release brake pedal and ensure that there is...(N) Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for normal usage. 1. Depress brake pedal. 2. Turn the ignition key ON, engine off. 3. Shift transmission into N (...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 362
    ...pin" switch (with a pen, etc.) for 4 seconds until the LED lamp by the switch starts to blink indicating shift in progress. Lamp will stop blinking (go out) when... Section 4 of this manual. Neutral Switch 5. Shift transmission into P (Park). 6. Start the engine. 7. Shift transmission into D (Drive).
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 363
    ... turning the engine OFF may be required to avoid gear clash. CAUTION! Do not use a... without first fully engaging the parking brake. The transfer case N (Neutral) position disengages ... to move regardless of the transmission position. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 364
    364 STARTING AND OPERATING
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 365
    ...Hazard Warning Flashers ...366 Ⅵ If Your Engine Overheats ...367 Ⅵ Jacking And Tire Changing ...368 ▫ Jack Location ...368 ▫ ...Stowage ...369 ▫ Spare Tire Removal ...369 ▫ Preparations For Jacking ...370 ▫ Jacking Instructions ...371 Ⅵ Jump Starting ...374 Ⅵ Emergency Tow Hooks - If ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 366
    ... to steer clear of you and your vehicle. This is an emergency warning system, not to be used when the vehicle is in motion. To activate the warning flashers, press the button on the ... off, press the button again. Hazard Warning Switch NOTE: With extended use, the flasher may run down your battery.
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 367
    ... - While stopped, put transmission in N (Neutral), but do not increase engine idle speed. NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down an impending ... the normal range. If the pointer remains on the "H", and you hear continuous chimes, turn the engine off immediately, and call for service. 6
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 368
    .... Avoid ice or slippery areas. Jack Location The scissor-type jack and tire changing tools are located in a compartment behind the third row seat. Refer to "Cargo Area Features" in Section 3 of this manual. Jack Storage Location
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 369
    ... winch mechanism. To remove or stow the spare, use the jack handle to rotate the "spare tire drive" nut. The ... liftgate opening. CAUTION! Do not use power tools to winch the tire up or down. Impact type tools... Spare Tire 6 Spare Tire Removal Fit the jack handle extension over the drive nut. Use the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 370
    ... the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoid ice or slippery areas, set the parking brake and place the gear selector in P (Park). Turn OFF the ignition. WARNING! Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 371
    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 371 Jacking Instructions 1. Remove the spare tire, jack, and tools from storage. 2. Loosen (but do not remove) the wheel lug nuts by turning them to the left one turn while the wheel is still on the ground. 3. Assemble ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 372
    .... Rear Jacking Location 5. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw clockwise. Raise the vehicle only until the tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is obtained to install the spare tire. Minimum tire lift provides maximum stability. Front Jacking Location
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 373
    ... hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough to remove the tire. 6. Remove the lug nuts and wheel. 7. Position ... your authorized dealer or at a service station. 10. Lower the jack to it's fully closed position. WARNING! A loose tire or jack, thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 374
    .... Damage to the winch cable may result if the vehicle is driven with the tire loose. JUMP STARTING If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster cables may be used to obtain a start from a booster battery or the battery in another vehicle. This type of start can ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 375
    ... Keep flame or spark away from the vent holes. Do not use a booster battery or any other booster source that has a greater than...within cable reach but without letting the vehicles touch. Set the parking brake on both vehicles, place the transmission in P (Park), and turn the ignition OFF. 3. Turn off...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 376
    ... battery. Make sure you have a good contact on the engine. 6. Start the engine in the vehicle which has the booster battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, then start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery. 7. When removing the jumper cables, reverse the above sequence ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 377
    ... EMERGENCIES 377 WARNING! • You should not try to start your vehicle by pushing or towing. • Do not ... battery may freeze. Do not attempt jump starting because the battery could rupture or explode. The ... up above freezing point before attempting jump start. EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS - IF EQUIPPED If ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 378
    ...one end of the vehicle raised and the other end on a towing dolly. TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE 2WD Models Only Provided the transmission is operable, tow only in N (Neutral) at speeds not exceeding 30 mph (48 km/h), for distances of not more than 15 miles (24 km). Towing at more than 30 mph (48 km/h)...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 379
    ...Condition And Tension . . 392 ▫ Spark Plugs ...392 ▫ Spark Plug Wires ...392 ▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter ...393 ▫ Catalytic Converter ...393 ▫ Crankcase Emission Control System ...395 ▫ Maintenance-Free Battery ...395 7
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 380
    ...401 ▫ Hoses And Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses ...406 ▫ Fuel System Connections ...407 ▫ Brake System ...407 ▫ Front/Rear Axle Fluid ...410 ▫ Transfer Case .........426 Ⅵ Replacement Bulbs ...427 Ⅵ Bulb Replacement ...428 ▫ Head Light ...428 ▫ Front Turn Signal ...430
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 381
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 381 ▫ Front Fog Light ...431 ▫ Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, And Back-Up Lights ...432 ▫ Center High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) ...434 Ⅵ Fluids And Capacities ...435 Ⅵ Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts ...436 ▫ Engine ...436 ▫ Chassis ...437 7
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 382
    382 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 3.7L
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 383
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 383 ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 4.7L 7
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 384
    384 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 5.7L
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 385
    ... serviced before any emissions tests can be performed. • If the "Malfunction Indicator Light" is flashing while the engine is running, severe catalytic converter damage and power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is required. 7
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 386
    ... the next time the vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged cap. If the problem is detected twice in a row, the system will turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (... the problem will turn the MIL light off. See your authorized dealer for service. EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 387
    ... or start the engine, you will have to start this test over. 4. As soon as you turn your key to ... fully illuminated until you turn off the ignition key or start the engine. This means that your vehicle's... fully illuminated until you turn off the ignition key or start the engine. This means that your ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 388
    ... the designed performance. Damage or failures caused by the use of non-Mopar௡ parts for maintenance and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. DEALER SERVICE Your dealer has the qualified service personnel, special tools and equipment ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 389
    ...regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to check the engine oil level ...engine is shut off or before starting the engine after it has sat overnight. Checking the oil ... that follow contain the required maintenance services determined by the engineers who designed your vehicle. Besides ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 390
    ...crankcase will cause aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine. Change Engine Oil Refer to the Maintenance ...engine oil is recommended for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature starting and vehicle fuel economy. The engine oil filler cap also shows ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 391
    ... it's performance may be impaired by supplemental additives. Disposing of Used Engine Oil and Oil Filters Care should ... filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters, indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the environment. Contact your local authorized dealer, service station, or ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 392
    ... have a full-flow type disposable oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be used to assure most efficient service. Mopar௡ engine oil filters are high quality oil ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 393
    ... VEHICLE 393 Engine Air Cleaner Filter Refer to the Maintenance Schedule for recommended Engine Air Cleaner Filter change intervals. Catalytic Converter The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 394
    394 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your vehicle is ... you. WARNING! A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park over materials that can ...If this occurs, stop the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool. Service, including a tune up to...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 395
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 395 To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damage: • Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition when ...is in gear and the vehicle is in motion. • Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the vehicle. • Do not idle the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 396
    .... Keep flame or sparks away from the battery. Don't use a booster battery or any other booster ... battery case. • If a "fast charger" is used while battery is in the vehicle, disconnect both vehicle ... before connecting the charger to battery. Do not use a "fast charger" to provide starting voltage.
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 397
    ... performance, your air conditioner should be checked and serviced by an Authorized Dealer at the start of each warm season. This service should ... the Warranty Information Book for additional warranty information. • The air conditioning system contains refrigerant under high pressure. To avoid risk ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 398
    ...service be performed by dealers or other service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment. Power ...not use Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) or other types of power steering fluids when servicing... to the power steering system can result from the use of the wrong power steering fluid. Checking...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 399
    ... parts, and to insure accurate fluid level reading. Do not overfill. Use only the manufacturer's recommended fluid. If necessary, add fluid to restore ..., and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type. NOTE: Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a short period of...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 400
    ... equipped with a Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the low washer fluid level will be indicated. When the sensor detects a low fluid level, the windshield will light on the vehicle graphic outline and the "Washer Fluid Low" message ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 401
    ... carbon monoxide entry into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust system. If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust ... compartment. In addition, inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required. ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 402
    ..., leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the face of the condenser. Check the engine cooling system hoses ... system for leaks. With the engine at normal operating temperature (but not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 403
    ...should be replaced with the specified antifreeze/coolant as soon as possible. Do not use plain water ...km) before replacement. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance period, it is important that you use the same ... solution of 50% HOAT engine coolant and distilled water. Use higher concentrations...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 404
    ...when mixing the water/antifreeze (coolant) solution. The use of lower quality water will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the engine cooling system. Please ... pressure cap while the system is hot or under pressure. • Do not use a pressure cap other than the one ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 405
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 405 Disposal of Used Engine Coolant Used ethylene glycol-based antifreeze/coolant is a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. ... replacing antifreeze/ coolant. Advise your service attendant of this. As long as the engine operating temperature is satisfactory, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 406
    ... bottle does not drop when the engine cools, the cooling system should be pressure tested for leaks....coolant (minimum) and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of your engine which contains .... • Do not change the thermostat for summer or winter operation. If replacement is ever necessary,...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 407
    ... their equivalent in material and specification, in any fuel system servicing. Brake System In order to assure brake system performance, all brake system components.... Refer to the Maintenance Schedule in Section 8 for suggested service intervals. WARNING! Riding the brakes can lead to brake...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 408
    ... is replaced based on leakage. NOTE: Inspection of brake hoses should be done whenever the brake system is serviced and every engine oil change. WARNING! Worn brake hoses can burst and cause brake failure. You could have an accident. If you ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 409
    ... disc brakes, fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake pads wear. However, low fluid level ... brake fluid on hot engine parts and the brake fluid catching fire. Use only brake ... to avoid contamination from foreign matter or moisture. WARNING! Use of a brake fluid that may have a lower initial ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 410
    ... (1 cm) below the oil fill hole. Adding Fluid Add lubricant only at the fill hole and only to the level specified above. Selection of Lubricant Use only manufacturer's recommended fluid, refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type. Transfer Case Fluid Level Check Inspect ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 411
    ...could damage them and cause them to leak. Selection of Lubricant Use only manufacturer's recommended fluid, refer to Fluids, ...type. Automatic Transmission Selection of Lubricant It is important that the proper lubricant is used in the transmission to assure optimum transmission performance. Use only ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 412
    ... properly, the following procedure must be used: 1. Operate the engine at idle speed and normal operating ... level ground. 3. Fully apply the parking brake and press the brake pedal. 4. Place the gear ... dipstick. If CAUTION! The fluid level is preset at the factory and it does not require adjustment ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 413
    ...add fluid until the temperature is elevated enough to produce an accurate reading. 7. Check for leaks. Release parking brake. To prevent dirt and water from entering the transmission after checking or replenishing fluid, make certain that the dipstick cap is ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 414
    ... After extended operation in mud, sand or water, or similar dirty conditions, have your brake discs, brake ... abrasive material from causing excessive wear or unpredictable braking action. After off-road driving, ... become a fire hazard, or conceal damage to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 415
    ... vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using Mopar௡ Car Wash or a mild car wash soap, ... other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use Mopar௡ Super Kleen Bug and Tar .... Take care never to scratch the paint. • Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing that ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 416
    416 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! • Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials such as steel..., which will scratch metal and painted surfaces. • Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi (8 ... consider mud or stone shields behind each wheel. • Use Mopar௡ Touch Up Paint on scratches or ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 417
    ... a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion. To remove heavy soil, use Mopar௡ Wheel Cleaner or..., non-acidic cleaner. Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush or metal... upholstery and carpeting. Interior Trim should be cleaned starting with a damp cloth, a damp cloth with Mopar௡ Total ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 418
    ... minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. ... soap solution followed by rinsing. Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel ... windows equipped with electric defrosters. Do not use scrapers or other sharp instruments which ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 419
    ... weaken the fabric. Sun damage will also weaken the fabric. If the belts need cleaning, use Mopar௡ Total Clean, a mild soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the vehicle to wash them. Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 420
    ... 15 Amp Blue 10 Amp Red 20 Amp Yellow 10 Amp Red Spare (B+) 20 Amp Yellow 15...Htd Mirror (EBL) Rr Pwr Out (B+) Rr HVAC (R/O) (Commander Only) Door Locks (B+) Steer Col Lock (B+) ... Fuse 20 Amp Pwr Outlet (B+) Yellow 10 Amp Final Drive Control Red Module (FDCM), Heater Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 421
    ...Mini Fuse Fuse 10 Amp Red 20 Amp Yellow 10 Amp Red 10 Amp Red 15 ... Amp Red Description Autowipe (R/A) Cigar Ltr (R/A) Cavity 21 22 Tire Pressure Transducers (R/O) Steering Control Module (SCM), Diag. Connector,... (B+) 24 17 19 20 25 Sentry Key Remote Entry Module (SKREEM), Cluster (R/S) Cartridge...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 422
    422 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center) Power Distribution Center Cav- Cartridge Mini Fuse Description ity Fuse 1 50 Amp PTC Heater 1 (Diesel Green Only) Cav- Cartridge Mini Fuse Description ity Fuse 2 40 Amp HID Headlamps Green 3 50 Amp PTC Heater 2 (Diesel ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 423
    ... Amp Yellow 22 20 Amp Yellow 23 25 Amp Natural 24 20 Amp Yellow 25 20 Amp Yellow 26 15 Amp Blue Description JB Power Spare Fuel Pump TCM, A/C Clutch Power Inverter Rear Heated Seats Final Drive Control Module (FDCM) Brake Lamps 7
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 424
    ... Cartridge Mini Fuse Fuse 20 Amp Yellow 30 Amp Green 20 Amp Yellow... 15 Amp Blue 20 Amp Yellow - 20 Amp Yellow Description HD Washer (...Batt (Gasoline Only) Spare Spare Powertrain Control Module (Diesel Only) Final Drive ...HID Left HID Right Next Generation Controller (NGC), Injectors Spare Spare Coils,...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 425
    ... Mini Fuse Fuse 10 Amp Red 10 Amp Red 20 Amp Yellow 20 Amp Yellow 20 Amp Yellow 20 Amp Yellow 20 Amp Yellow 20 Amp Yellow Description Trailer-Tow Park Lamps Rt Park Lamps Front Control Module (FCM) Batt #4 Front Control Module (FCM) Batt #2 Adjustable Pedal Ft Fog Lamps Horn Rear Wiper 7
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 426
    ...15 Amp Blue 20 Amp Yellow Description Front Control Module (FCM) Batt #1 Lt Trailer-Tow Stop/ Turn Front Control Module (FCM) Batt #3 Rt Trailer-Tow Stop/ Turn Final Drive Control Module (FDCM) MOD Radiator ... Red 10 Amp Red Description Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) R/S Occupant Restraint ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 427
    ... to minimize the possibility of compressor damage when the system is started again. REPLACEMENT BULBS Interior Lights Bulb Type Glove Box Light ......Beam) ...9006 Headlights (High Beam) ...9005 Rear Turn/Stop/Tail Lights ...3057K NOTE: Numbers refer to commercial bulb types that can be purchased from ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 428
    428 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE BULB REPLACEMENT Head Light 1. Open the hood. 2. Remove the headlamp cover. Insert a finger into each hole of the ...on the top near the front of the lamp housing. 3. Disconnect the electrical connector. 4. Turn the low or high beam bulb 1/4 turn ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 429
    ... the opening in the reflector. CAUTION! Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the bulb with rubbing alcohol. 1 - Low Beam Bulb 2 - High Beam Bulb 3 - Front Park/Turn Signal Bulb 7
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 430
    430 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Front Turn Signal 1. Turn the steering wheel all the way to ...the front wheel to unsnap and lift the cover over the access hole in the front of the wheel house splash ... Reach through the access hole to access the park/turn signal bulb socket on the bottom of the front lamp...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 431
    ... Turn the socket on the bottom of the front lamp unit housing 1/4 turn counter clockwise to unlock it. 5. Pull the socket and bulb ...housing. 6. Disconnect the electrical connector. 7. Pull the base of the bulb straight out of the socket. Front Fog Light 1. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 432
    ... access the back of the front fog light housing on the back of the front fascia. 4. Disconnect the electrical connector. 5. Turn the socket on the back of the ... Pull the base of the bulb straight out of the socket. Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, and Back-Up Lights 1. Raise the liftgate. 2. Remove the...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 433
    ... the appropriate bulb socket on the back of the rear lamp unit housing, and turn 1/4 turn counter clockwise to unlock it. 1 2 3 4 - - - - Rear Rear Rear Rear Backup Lamp Bulb Park/Stop Lamp Bulb Park/Turn Signal Bulb Side Marker Lamp Bulb 7 5. Disconnect the electrical ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 434
    ...oily surface, clean the bulb with rubbing alcohol. Center High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) 1. Remove the two screws securing the CHMSL. 2. Twist the bulb socket to remove from the CHMSL housing. 3. Pull the bulb out of the socket. 4. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket and reattach the CHMSL.
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 435
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 435 FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES Fuel (Approximate) Engine Oil with Filter 3.7 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified) 4.7 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified) 5.7 ...20, API Certified) Cooling System * 3.7 Liter Engine (Mopar௡ Engine Coolant/Antifreeze 5 Year/ 100,000 ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 436
    ...) Fuel Selection (3.7L and 4.7L Engines) Fuel Selection (5.7L Engines) Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part ... Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) Use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the ... Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct SAE grade. ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 437
    ...) Transfer Case (NV245 Two Speed Only) Axle Differential (Front-Rear) Brake Master Cylinder Fluid, ... friction modifier additive. Mopar௡ DOT 3 Brake Fluid, SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3, SAE... is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids. This system requires the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 438
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 439
    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Ⅵ Emission Control System Maintenance ...440 Ⅵ Maintenance Schedule - Gasoline Engines ...440 ▫ Required Maintenance Intervals ...442 M A I N T E N A N C E S C H E D U L E S 8
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 440
    ... of the emission control system. These, and all other maintenance services included in this manual,.... Based on engine operation condition the oil change indicator message will illuminate, this means that service ...even if the oil change indicator message is NOT illuminated. Inspection and service also...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 441
    ... "Oil Change Required" in "Use Factory Settings" of the EVIC section in this manual. At Each Stop for Fuel • Check the engine oil level ... solvent and add if I N required. T Once a Month E N A • Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or N C damage. E • Inspect the battery and clean and ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 442
    ...E S C H E D U L E S 442 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES At Each Oil Change • Change the engine oil filter. • Inspect the brake hoses and lines. Required Maintenance Intervals NOTE: ** Vehicles built with the 4.7L engine are equipped with ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 443
    ... that occurs first.) Maintenance Items Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. If using your vehicle for any of ... engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary. Inspect the front & rear axle fluid, change if using your vehicle for ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 444
    ...60 8 months. Inspect the transfer case fluid. Replace the top row of spark plugs (4.7L Only). ** ... spark plugs (3.7L/5.7L Engines). Change the automatic transmission fluid & filter if using your vehicle for..., fleet or frequent trailer towing. Change the transfer case fluid if using your vehicle for ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 445
    ... time and mileage are listed, follow the interval that occurs first.) Maintenance Items Replace the side row of spark plugs (4.7L Only). ** Change the automatic transmission fluid & filter. Replace accessory drive belt(s) (3.7L/4.7L/5.7L Engines). ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 446
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 447
    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CONTENTS Ⅵ Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your Vehicle ...448 ▫ Prepare ...Reasonable With Requests ...448 Ⅵ If You Need Assistance ...448 Ⅵ Warranty Information (U.S. Vehicles Only) ...451 Ⅵ Mopar௡ Parts ...451 Ⅵ Reporting Safety Defects ...451 ▫ ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 448
    ... Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle's service history. This can often provide a clue to the current problem. Prepare A List Make ...happy with our products and services. Warranty service must be done by an authorized Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep dealer. We strongly recommend that you take your vehicle ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 449
    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 449 technicians, special tools, and the latest information to assure your vehicle is fixed correctly and in a timely manner. This is why you should always talk to your dealer's service manager first. Most matters can be resolved with this process. • If for ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 450
    ... unexpected repairs after your manufacturer's new vehicle limited warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only the manufacturer's Service Contracts. If you ... Contract, and you require service after your manufacturer's new vehicle limited warranty expires, please refer ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 451
    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 451 WARNING! Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components ... and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, and the manufacturer. WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only) See ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 452
    ... Manuals. These comprehensive service manuals provide the information that students and professional technicians need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintaining, servicing, and repairing DaimlerChrysler Corporation vehicles. A complete ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 453
    ...fix problems on computercontrolled vehicle systems and features. They show exactly how to find and correct problems the first time, using step-by-step troubleshooting and driveability procedures, proven diagnostic tests and a complete list of all tools and...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 454
    ... a tire graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart ... traction performance. WARNING! The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 455
    ... CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 455 Temperature Grades The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire..., which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle ... is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, under inflation...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 456
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 457
    INDEX 10
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 458
    458 INDEX ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) ...188,302 Adding Fuel ...341 Adding Washer ... ...393 Air Pressure, Tires ...316 Airbag ...48 Airbag Deployment ...55 Airbag Light ...57,... Satellite Radio ...250 Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) ...435 Disposal ...405 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...139,302 Anti-Lock ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 459
    ... Drive ...392 Belts, Seat ...39 Body Mechanism Lubrication ...399 B-Pillar Location ...311 Brake Assist System ...141 Brake Control System, Electronic ...139 Brake...Light ...187 Brake/Transmission Interlock ...283 Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle ...69 Bulb Replacement ...427,...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 460
    ...174 Luggage Carrier ...177 Cargo Load Floor ...174 Catalytic Converter ...393 CD (Compact Disc) Player ...... High Mounted Stop Light ...434 Certification Label ...344 Chains, Tire ...322 Changing A Flat Tire ......,229,240,243 Cold Weather Operation ...278 Command View Skylights ...168 Compact Disc (CD)...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 461
    ...402,435 Courtesy Lights ...130 Crankcase Emission Control System ...395 Cruise Light ...193 Cup Holder ...172 Customer Assistance ...448 Data Recorder, ... ...58 Daytime Running Lights ...128 Dealer Service ...388 Defroster, Rear Window ...177 Defroster, Windshield ...71,258,...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 462
    462 INDEX Electronic Brake Control System ...139 Anti-Lock Brake System ...139 Brake Assist System ...141... System ...140 Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) ...142 Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) ...136 Electronic Stability Program (ESP) ...143 Electronic Throttle Control Warning Light ...194...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 463
    ...391 415 366 366 Turn Signal ...187,430,432 Flexible Fuel Vehicles Cruising Range ...340 Engine Oil ...340 Fuel Requirements ...337,339 Replacement Parts ...340 Starting ...340 Flipper Glass,...Lubricants and Genuine Parts ...436 Fog Light Service ...431 Fog Lights ...128,194,431 Fold and...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 464
    ... Front Axle (Differential) ...410 Front Heated Seats ...111 Fuel ...333 Filler Cap (Gas Cap) ...,334 Requirements ...435 System Hoses ...407 Tank Capacity ...435 Fuel, Flexible ...See Flexible Fuel ... Blends ...335 Gauges Coolant Temperature ...191 Fuel ...194 Speedometer ...187 Tachometer ...189 Gear ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 465
    .../Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . 129 Hill Descent Control ...150 Hill Start Assist ...148 Hitches Trailer Towing ...Holder, ... Illuminated Entry ...21 Immobilizer (Sentry Key) ...17 Infant Restraint ...60,61 Inflation Pressure Tires ...316 Information Center, Vehicle ...195 Inside Rearview Mirror...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 466
    ... ...4 Inverter, Power ...170 Jack Location ...368 Jack Operation ...368,371 Jacking Instructions ...371 Jump Starting ...374 Key, Programming ...19 Key, Replacement ...18 Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) ...17 Key-In Reminder ...17 Keyless Entry ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 467
    INDEX 467 Battery Saver ...125 Brake Assist Warning ...152,193 Brake Warning ...187 Bulb Replacement ...428 Center Mounted Stop ... Interior ...127,130 Lights On Reminder ...128 Low Fuel ...195 Low Tire ...190 ... ...129 Reading ...130 Rear Servicing ...432 Rear Tail ...432 Seat Belt Reminder ......
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 468
    ... Procedures ...389 Maintenance Schedule ...440 Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . 187,386 Manual, Service ...452 Master Cylinder (Brakes) ...408 Memory Feature (Memory Seat) ...118 Memory Seat ...118 Memory Seats and ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 469
    INDEX 469 Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle ...9 Monitor, Tire Pressure System ...323 Mopar Parts ...388,... Indicator, Reset ...200 Oil, Engine ...389 Capacity ...435 Change Interval ...390 Dipstick ...... Logo ...390 Materials Added to ...391 Pressure Warning Light ...189 Recommendation ...390,435 ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 470
    470 INDEX Overheating, Engine ...192,367 Owner's Manual (Operator Manual) ...452 Paint Care ...... Park Sense System, Rear ...153 Parking Brake ...300 Passing Light ...129 Pedals, Adjustable ...135 ... ...82 Phone, Hands-Free (UConnect™) ...82 Placard, Tire and Loading Information ...311 Polishing and ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 471
    ... Entry (RKE) ...21 Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls ...254 Remote Starting System ...26 Replacement Bulbs ...427 Replacement Keys ...18 Replacement Tires ...320 Reporting Safety Defects ...451 Restraints, Child ...60 10
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 472
    ... ...38 Rocking Vehicle When Stuck ...289 Roll Over Warning ...5 Roof Type Carrier ...177 Rotation, Tires ...322 Safety Checks Inside Vehicle ... Outside Vehicle ...72 Safety Defects, Reporting ...451 Safety, Exhaust Gas ...38 Safety Information, Tire ...306 Safety Tips ...70 Satellite Radio ...239,240,...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 473
    ... Transmission ...281 Shoulder Belts ...39 Signals, Turn ...129,187,430,432 Skylights, Command View ...168 SmartBeams ...126 Snow Chains (Tire Chains) ...322 Snow Plow ... Transmission ...277 Cold Weather ...278,280 Engine Block Heater ...280 Engine Fails to Start ...279 10
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 474
    ... - Airbag ...48 Sway Control, Trailer ...147 Synthetic Engine Oil ...391 System, Navigation ...242 System, Remote Starting ...26 Tachometer ...189 Telescoping Steering Column ...134 Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) ...260 Temperature Gauge, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 475
    INDEX 475 Life of Tires ...320 Load Capacity ...311,312 Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) ...323 Pressure Warning Light ...190 Quality Grading ...454 Radial ...318 Replacement ...320 Rotation ...322 Safety ...72,306 Sizes ...308 Spare Tire ...369 Spinning ...318 Tread ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 476
    ...Range Indicator ...194 Shifting ...281 Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) ...25 Transmitter, ... Fuses ...422,425 Uniform Tire Quality Grades ...454 Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) ..., Hazard ...366 Warning, Roll Over ...5 Warnings and Cautions ...8 Warranty Information ...451 Washer, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 477
    INDEX 477 Washers, Windshield ...131,400 Washing Vehicle ...415 Waxing and Polishing ...415...33,167 Window Fogging ...269 Windows ...31 Power ...31 Windshield Defroster ...71,258,265 Windshield Washers ...131 Fluid ...400 Windshield Wiper Blades ...400 Windshield Wipers ...131 Wipers, Intermittent ...
  • 2008 Jeep Commander | Owner Manual - Page 478
    .../20/40 Second Row Folding Seat50/50 Third Row Folding Seat - If EquippedDRIVER ... DeactivateTo Resume SpeedTo Vary The Speed SettingTo Accelerate For PassingELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM ABS (... TiresAlignment and BalanceTIRE CHAINS TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) ...



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